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Preventing Windows 8 from powering PC with the click/move of the mouse

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Preventing Windows 8 from powering PC with the click/move of the mouse


    Title pretty says it all, is there a way to prevent Windows 8 from powering up the PC with the move/click of the mouse/keyboard?


    Thanks!

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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    If the PC is off and not in sleep or hibernate, that's a BIOS setting not a Windows setting.
    If the PC is off Windows isn't running so it can't turn itself on.
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    Posts : 22,585
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello SlackerITGuy,

    The tutorial below can help show you how to prevent your keyboard and mouse from being able to wake up the computer. However, it may make it a bit of a challenge to wake up the computer if the case power button doesn't do it for you.

    Devices - Allow or Prevent to Wake Up Computer - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  4. #4


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thank you both!, sorry for the massive delay.
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    Posts : 22,585
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. I'm glad that we could help.
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