I just did a clean install of Windows 8 on my HTPC. That said, everything is working very well with one exception. I changed the settings on my NIC to wake the computer with ANY network activity vs. defaulting to magic packet only. With this change, the behavior is as expected, however each time I reboot my computer, the NIC settings return to default and will only wake for a magic packet. Since this is a fresh install vs. an upgrade I'm confident it's not something I installed or changed from my end... On a side note, I have a built in Realtek 1000x NIC using the latest available driver from Realtek.

Ay ideas?