Windows 10: Scheduled task keeps waking my computer (rempl)

  1.    04 Dec 2017 #1

    Scheduled task keeps waking my computer (rempl)


    I have recently had an issue with my computer for the last few months, where it will turn on from sleep in the morning while I am at work, and remain on the entire day until I return home. I though I had solved it before, but I was clearly mistaken. Here is what my computer shows at the moment (I have just returned home to find the PC on):

    1) Powercfg

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    2) Event Viewer

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    3) Power Options

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    4) Task Scheduler (UpdateOrchestrator)

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    5) Task Scheduler (rempl)

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    6) Automatic Maintenance

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    My previous attempt to stop this involved disabling the rempl 'shell' and deselecting 'Wake the computer to run this task'. However, it has clearly reverted itself. I also ensured that the devices with wake permissions (mouse, keyboard and usb ports) were not the cause - when woken the source is shown in the event viewer, unlike the scheduled task.
    I have now set rempl to the following:

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    Powercfg -waketimers now shows up as empty, however, this did not work before as the rempl shell has reverted itself. I would like to completely, permanently disable the ability for scheduled tasks to wake my computer from any state. The only way I want to computer to turn on is if I am pressing a button myself.

    Setting a timer to turn off my computer would certainly stop my computer from being on for an extended amount of time, but does not solve the underlying issue, and the fact that I absolutely do not want my computer to turn off when I need it to be on, while I am absent.

    I've tried my best to detail my issue, but please let me know if further information is required. I cannot describe how fustrating it is to have computer that behaves like this. It really shoudn't be this hard to prevent unwanted automated startups (especially if they have been disabled - see power options picture).

    Thanks in advance,


    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro - 10.0.14393 Build 14393
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  2.    04 Dec 2017 #2

    With respect to rempl and task scheduler (only), it has been nearly two weeks since mine was disabled (based on the last file it generated on schedule).

    My OS' operating conditions/settings may differ from yours, however. WU is disabled until I'm ready to update.

    The one time I thought rempl enabled on its own, I found WU was not disabled.
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