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How to Enable or Disable to Allow Wake Timers in Windows 10

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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 enable or disable to allow wake timers to wake the computer in Windows 10.

Here's How:

1. Open the advanced power settings of a power plan you want to enable or disable wake timers for.

2. Expand open Sleep and Allow wake timers. Select Enable, Disable (default on battery), or Important Wake Timers Only (default plugged in) for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,