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Windows 10: Prevent Mouse or Keyboard from Waking Computer

When using your desktop or laptop computer, if you need to temporarily walk away from your computer, you would put the computer to sleep instead of completely shutting it down. Once the computer enters the Sleep mode, it turns off the display, keep your data, and makes lower power usage.

By default, Windows 10 allows mouse and keyboard to wake up the computer, so just slight moving of your mouse or pressing any key on your keyboard will immediately resume your computer from Sleep mode. This lets you quickly go back to your computer and continue your work, which brings you great convenience. However, some users especially laptop users might don’t want their computers to wake up so easily. Fortunately, the mouse or keyboard’s ability to wake the computer can be enabled or disabled by changing its properties. Now in this post we will show you how to prevent mouse or keyboard from waking your computer.

How to prevent your mouse from waking up your Windows 10 computer

Step 1: Open the Control Panel by pressing Win + X and then selecting Control Panel.

Step 2: Click "Hardware and Sound", and then click "Mouse" under the "Devices and Printers". This will open the Mouse Properties dialog.

Click Mouse

Step 3: In the Mouse Properties dialog, select the "Hardware" tab. From the "Devices" list, select the mouse you want to prevent from waking up your computer, and then click the "Properties" button.

Click Properties

Step 4: In the selected mouse’s Properties dialog, with the "General" tab selected, click the "Change settings button".

Click Change Settings

Step 5: Select the "Power Management" tab, uncheck the "Allow this device to wake up the computer" checkbox, and click OK.

Uncheck box

That’s it. From now on, moving your mouse around or clicking a mouse button won’t wake up your computer from Sleep. If you want to allow your mouse to wake your computer, just need to check the "Allow this device to wake up the computer" option.

How to prevent your keyboard from waking up your Windows 10 computer

Step 1: Open the Device Manager, by pressing Win + X and then selecting "Device Manager".

Step 2: Expand "Keyboards", and then double click the name of the keyboard you want to prevent from waking the computer.

Doublc click your keyboard name

Step 3: After the "Keyboard Properties" dialog opens, select the "Power Management" tab, uncheck "Allow this device to wake the computer", and then click OK.

That’s it. From now on, you can’t wake up your computer by pressing any key on your keyboard. If you want to allow your keyboard to wake your computer, just need to check the "Allow this device to wake the computer" option.

Notes: If both your mouse and keyboard are prevented from waking your computer (not recommended), you have to wake up your computer from Sleep by pressing the Power button on your computer.