Why is media center waking my computer if media center was removed?

  1. Traijan's Avatar
    Posts : 117
    Windows 10
       #1

    Why is media center waking my computer if media center was removed?


    Hi,

    Still trying to figure out what it is that keeps waking up my computer from sleep.

    I looked in the event logs and found this:
    The system has returned from a low power state.


    Sleep Time: ‎2015‎-‎08‎-‎30T03:12:34.409741300Z
    Wake Time: ‎2015‎-‎08‎-‎30T03:30:51.010471500Z


    Wake Source: Timer - Windows will execute 'NT TASK\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\mcupdate_scheduled' scheduled task that requested waking the computer.

    What I don't understand is why is mcupdate waking the computer if Media Center was removed from Windows 10.

    But more importantly how do I stop this from happening?

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 299
    Windows 10
       #2

    Check your task scheduler to ensure there is no task under media center. If there is, delete it.

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  3. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #3

    Traijan said:
    Hi,

    Still trying to figure out what it is that keeps waking up my computer from sleep.

    I looked in the event logs and found this:
    The system has returned from a low power state.


    Sleep Time: ‎2015‎-‎08‎-‎30T03:12:34.409741300Z
    Wake Time: ‎2015‎-‎08‎-‎30T03:30:51.010471500Z


    Wake Source: Timer - Windows will execute 'NT TASK\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\mcupdate_scheduled' scheduled task that requested waking the computer.

    What I don't understand is why is mcupdate waking the computer if Media Center was removed from Windows 10.

    But more importantly how do I stop this from happening?

    Thanks
    Upgrade or clean install? The upgrade could have left cruft(unwanted/unneeded software leftovers) on your system. Just do like Snakeyes said. And when you get the time, and haven't done a clean install yet, get your software installers(can always save the ones from updates) and drivers specific to your PC and do one.
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  4. Traijan's Avatar
    Posts : 117
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Okay, so there seems to be a lot of tasks under media center. I don't want to mess things up so am I really to delete "ALL" of these tasks:

    Why is media center waking my computer if media center was removed?-thisone.png

    Yes, this was an upgrade. I'm not prepared to do a clean install as we've got too slow of an internet connection and I'd have to download a lot of software (oh, how I long for the days when I could just grab a DVD/CD out of my software case and re-install it). But I'll eventually get around to it once I've re-downloaded most of the software that I have bought over the years but which is only available via download.
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  5. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 25,834
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #5

    I can understand, I have been using pre-paid mobile broadband for a few years, and get my fiber-optic connection this coming Thursday.:)

    back to your problem... Instead of deleting the tasks, I recommend disabling them first to make sure there will be no ill effects to your system.
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  6. Posts : 299
    Windows 10
       #6

    Cliff S said:

    I recommend disabling them first to make sure there will be no ill effects to your system.

    Great point. Sorry I missed that.
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