Windows 10: Why is Windows 10 waking up at times?

  1.    14 Apr 2016 #1

    Why is Windows 10 waking up at times?

    Every night I put my PC / Windows 10 to sleep.

    But every 3 to 4 weeks, I awake at around 4am to hear my PC running.

    Anyone have any ideas what could be causing my PC / Windows 10 to wake up from sleep by itself every few weeks?

    And is there a solution to stop it waking up from sleep by itself?

    Thank you:)
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       14 Apr 2016 #2

    Hello Yeremyah, :)

    You might see if your wake source logs for that time period may show what woke the PC.

    Wake Source - Read Event Viewer Log - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3.    14 Apr 2016 #3

    Nothing in events that I can see.

    Anyone else have any recommendations?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       15 Apr 2016 #4

    The timing seems to suggest that it may be from Windows Updates.

    For now, you could uncheck Allow scheduled maintenance to wake up my computer at the scheduled time to see if that may be the cause.

    The next time it happens, check your wake source logs again to see if anything may be logged for it.
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  5.    15 Apr 2016 #5

    Thank you Brink, it was set for 2am in Maintenance and also the box that says "allow scheduled maintenance to wake up my computer" was also selected, which is now deselected.

    From now on I will do a manual maintenance check.

    Hopefully that works :)
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