How to prevent Windows 10 waking from sleep

If you are using the sleep mode of Windows 10 and want to ensure that it won't wake up suddenly on its own, you need to adjust the operating system options. It can be especially useful if you are going to travel with your Windows 10 device or transfer it to some other place. Here is how.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to System - Power & Sleep.
  3. On the right, click "Additional power settings".
  4. There, click the link "Change plan settings" as shown below:
  5. In the next window, you need to click the link named "Change advanced power settings":Tip: see How to open advanced settings of a power plan directly in Windows 10.
  6. In Advanced Settings, go to Sleep->Allow wake timers and disable them all as shown below:

This should be enough. Also, it can be useful to find which hardware can wake up Windows 10. See how to find which hardware exactly supports waking your PC in this article: Find which hardware can wake up Windows 10.

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1 thought on “How to prevent Windows 10 waking from sleep

  1. Sargon

    I already knew how to do it, but thanks for posting this anyway. My laptop used to wake up from sleep all the time and it used to drive me crazy until I did this.


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