Tips from the techy volume 2

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Tips from the techy volume 2

Alright Bloggees, in honor of this short month, I have also provided a short blog:

 

Have you ever noticed your new Windows 7 computer (or old Windows Vista one) waking up from sleep mode on its own?  As strange as this sounds, it is also very possible.  Here’s a tip that should fix this problem.

 

1.  CHECK YOUR NIC SETTINGS:

– Right-click on My Computer, then select ‘Manage’

– Expand your network card under the Network Adapters section

– Double-click the NIC to open it

– Go to the Power Management tab and uncheck the option ‘Allow this device to wake the computer’

 

2.  FIND OUT WHAT IS WAKING YOUR COMPUTER:

– Go to Start > Run > and type: powercfg -lastwake

This will provide details on the item that most recently woke your computer

– Go to Start > Run > and type: powercfg -devicequery wake_armed

This will provide details on all the items that are configured to wake your computer

 

3.  IF ALL ELSE FAILS:

– Check your Power Management Settings in Control Panel (Control Panel > Power Settings > Change Plan Settings > Changed Advanced Power Settings)

– i.e. Multimedia Settings > when sharing media > allow the computer to sleep

 

Until next time, see you back here at the same blog site, same blog time, same blog channel (you get the idea).  Have a good one!

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