Devices Enable or Disable Device to Wake Computer in Windows 11


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When you put your computer to sleep, a device can automatically wake the computer if the device is currently configured (allowed) to wake the system from a sleep state.

Some devices may support waking the system from a sleep state, but are not currently configured to wake the system.

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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable allowing a device to wake the computer in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable a device to wake the computer.



Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Device to Wake Computer in Device Manager
  • Option Two: Enable Device to Wake Computer using Command
  • Option Three: Disable Device to Wake Computer using Command




Option One

Enable or Disable Device to Wake Computer in Device Manager


1 Open Device Manager (devmgmt.msc).

2 Expand open the device category (ex: "Network adapters") the device will be under. (see screenshot below step 3)

3 Double click/tap on the device (ex: "Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (7) I219-V") you want to enable or disable to wake the computer. (see screenshot below)

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4 Click/tap on the Power Management tab. (see screenshot below step 5)

5 Check (enable) or uncheck (disable) Allow this device to wake the computer for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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6 You can now close Device Manager if you like.




Option Two

Enable Device to Wake Computer using Command


1 Open Windows Terminal (Admin), and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below into Windows Terminal (Admin), and press Enter to see a list of all devices that are user-configurable to wake the computer. (see screenshot below step 3)

powercfg -devicequery wake_programmable

3 Make note of the device (ex: "Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (7) I219-V") you want to enable to wake the computer. (see screenshot below)

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4 Type the command below into Windows Terminal (Admin), and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

powercfg -deviceenablewake "Device name"

Substitute Device name in the command above with the actual device name (ex: "Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (7) I219-V") from step 3.

For example: powercfg -deviceenablewake "Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (7) I219-V"


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5 You can now close Windows Terminal (Admin) if you like.




Option Three

Disable Device to Wake Computer using Command


1 Open Windows Terminal (Admin), and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below into Windows Terminal (Admin), and press Enter to see a list of all devices that are configured to wake the computer. (see screenshot below step 3)

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed

3 Make note of the device (ex: "Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (7) I219-V") you want to disable to wake the computer. (see screenshot below)

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4 Type the command below into Windows Terminal (Admin), and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

powercfg -devicedisablewake "Device name"

Substitute Device name in the command above with the actual device name (ex: "Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (7) I219-V") from step 3.

For example: powercfg -devicedisablewake "Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (7) I219-V"


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5 You can now close Windows Terminal (Admin) if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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