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How to Add or Remove "Allow wake timers" from Power Options in Windows 10

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The Allow wake timers setting in Power Options allows Windows to automatically wake your computer from sleep on a timer for scheduled tasks and other programs. You can set this to be enabled, disabled, or important wake timers only.

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 add or remove the Allow wake timers setting under Sleep in Power Options for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this setting in Power Options.


EXAMPLE: "Allow wake timers" in Power Options
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Here's How:
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The .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\238C9FA8-0AAD-41ED-83F4-97BE242C8F20\BD3B718A-0680-4D9D-8AB2-E1D2B4AC806D

Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove "Allow wake timers"
2 = Add "Allow wake timers"



1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "Allow wake timers" to Power Options

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Allow_wake_timers_to_Power_Options.reg

download


 3. To Remove "Allow wake timers" from Power Options

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Allow_wake_timers_from_Power_Options.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn