Prevent mouse from waking up in Windows 10

It is always good to put your computer into sleep mode to conserve power if you do not plan to use it for 15 minutes or more. Unfortunately, some users of Windows 10 reported that they build their computer mice, so let’s look at how to prevent the mouse from waking your computer.

Prevent mouse from waking Windows 10 computer

Solution 1 – Changing Power Management options for your mouse

Disabling the mouse from waking up your PC relatively simple, and you can do so by following these steps:

  • Press Windows Key + X and select Device Manager from the list.
  • When the Device Manager is open, navigate to the mouse, search for, and double-click your mouse.
  • Go to Power Management tab and uncheck. Allow this device to wake the computer.
  • Click Apply and Click OK to save the changes.

Some users reported that the Allow this device to wake the computer is lost or grayed out. It is usually associated with the USB device, and to change it, you need to enter the BIOS and enable USB Wake Support ACPI Suspend Type or set a value higher than the S3. For detailed instructions, we highly recommend that you check your motherboard manual.

Solution 2 – Turn off your keyboard from waking up your computer.

Your USB keyboard and mouse may be displayed as a single device in Device Manager in some cases. Some users report that they have multiple keyboards available in the Device Manager and that one keyboard represents their mouse. This is somewhat unusual behavior, and we assume that the wrong driver causes the problem. Fortunately for you, you can still prevent mice from waking up your computer by following the previous solution’s steps. Select the keyboard instead of the mouse in Device Manager and follow the same steps.

If you have multiple keyboards available in the Device Manager, you have to find one that represents your mouse by the method of trial and error. We should mention that you must disable the keyboard and mouse for the particular wireless input devices from waking up your computer to prevent your mouse from waking up your PC.

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