Prevent mouse from waking up in Windows 10

By: Milan Stanojevic
3 minute read

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In order to preserve power, it’s always good to put your computer in a Sleep Mode if you don’t plan to use it for 15 minutes or more. Unfortunately, several Windows 10 users reported that their mouse is waking up their computer, so let’s see how to prevent mouse from waking up your computer.

Prevent mouse from waking up Windows 10 computer

Solution 1 – Change Power Management options for your mouse

Disabling mouse from waking up your PC is rather simple, and you can do it by following these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + X and select Device Manager from the list.
  2. When Device Manager opens, navigate to Mouse section, locate your mouse and double click it.
  3. Go to Power Management tab and uncheck Allow this device to wake the computer.
  4. Click Apply and OK to save changes.

Few users reported that Allow this device to wake the computer is missing or grayed for them. This is usually related to USB devices, and in order to change that, you need to enter BIOS and enable USB Wake Support or set ACPI Suspend Type to any value higher than S3. For detailed instructions, we strongly advise that you check your motherboard manual.

Solution 2 – Disable your keyboard from waking up your computer

In some cases, your USB keyboard and mouse might be shown as a single device in Device Manager. In fact, some users reported that they have several keyboards available in Device Manager and that one of those keyboards actually represents their mouse. This is a rather unusual behavior, and we assume that this issue is caused by a bad driver. Fortunately for you, you can still prevent mouse from waking up your computer by following steps from previous solution. Just select keyboard instead of mouse in Device Manager and follow the same steps.

If you have multiple keyboards available in Device Manager, you’ll have to find the one that represents your mouse by trial and error method. We have to mention that with certain wireless input devices you’ll have to disable both keyboard and mouse from waking up your computer in order to prevent your mouse from waking up your PC.

Solution 3 – Disable your mouse (or keyboard) from waking up your PC using Command Prompt

As previously mentioned, due to a driver issue, your mouse might be listed as a keyboard. In previous solutions we showed you how to disable certain device from waking up your computer by using Device Manager, but if you’re looking for a more advanced solution follow these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
  2. Once Command Prompt opens, enter the following:
    • powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
  3. You should see the list of all devices that are allowed to wake up your computer. Enter powercfg -devicedisablewake “device name” into Command Prompt to stop a device from waking up your PC. Remember to replace “device name” with a name of the actual device. It’s also important to keep the quotation marks, so do not delete them.
  4. Optional: You can use powercfg -deviceenablewake “device name” command to enable certain device to wake up your PC. You can find the name of the specific device by using the Device Manager.

Preventing mouse from waking up your Windows 10 computer is rather simple, and we hope that you found our solutions helpful.

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