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    View Wake Timers in Windows 10

    How to View Active Wake Timers in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    04 Mar 2021
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to View Active Wake Timers in Windows 10


    A wake timer is a timed event that wakes the PC from sleep and hibernate states at a specific time. For example, a task in Task Scheduler set with the "Wake the computer to run this task" check box checked.

    Important wake timers are a new class of wake timer in Windows 10 that includes things like reboots after a Windows update that requires one. They supersede all other settings.

    This tutorial will show you how to view a list of active wake timers set to wake the computer in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to generate a list of active wake timers.



    Contents

    • Option One: View All Active Wake Timers in Elevated Command Prompt
    • Option Two: View All Wake Timers in PowerShell






    OPTION ONE

    View All Active Wake Timers in Elevated Command Prompt


    1 Open an elevated command prompt.

    2 Copy and paste the powercfg -waketimers command into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

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    OPTION TWO

    View All Wake Timers in PowerShell


    1 Open PowerShell.

    2 Copy and paste the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

    Get-ScheduledTask | ? {$_.Settings.WakeToRun} | Out-GridView

    View Wake Timers in Windows 10-wake_timers_powershell-1.jpg
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    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Kbird's Avatar
    Posts : 2,284
    Win10 202H
       #1

    Hi Brink , just tried this and am wondering if it should show a list or just one item ?

    The reason I ask is it showed me a task i wanted scheduled but not to wake the computer , so I changed the Task , (I had missed the Wake checkbox) ran the command again to check it was now disabled , but was shown another task , so I disable that one too etc....

    Found this Tutorial looking for info on WOL actually , I guess there is no longer a way in Win10 to make WOL work from Shutdown? only from Sleep Mode.


    KB.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,435
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello KB, :)

    If your BIOS/UEFI and computer supports it, Wake On LAN can wake a computer from shutdown state. This is a bit old below, but you might see if it may help some.

    Troubleshooting Wake On LAN Issues
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  3. Kbird's Avatar
    Posts : 2,284
    Win10 202H
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello KB, :)

    If your BIOS/UEFI and computer supports it, Wake On LAN can wake a computer from shutdown state. This is a bit old below, but you might see if it may help some.

    Troubleshooting Wake On LAN Issues

    thanks Brink I will have a look at that but have been told Win10 does not Support WOL from S5/Off

    Feel free to move thes couple of posts to here if you want...don't want to clogg up this new Tut. for you.

    Wake on lan after power of not working (intel I218-V) - Windows 10 Forums
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  4. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 26,189
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #4

    Cool!
    Greetings from Macrium
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    Thanks for the tip Shawn:)
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