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I upgraded to Win 8 from 7, not through a fresh install and some months now I've noticed that I can't wake up my computer by any means except by pressing the on/off button. After researching extensively on line, I still can't find a solution. Please note that this issue was not present with Win 7 I'd appreciate your guidance.

Arturo

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Could you kindly tell us what you have done? Checked BIOS, checked Advanced Power Settings, checked Event logs? –  Guy Thomas Dec 23 '12 at 14:01

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Open the Windows Tools Menu and launch Device Manager.

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Right click on your keyboard and open it's properties.

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Switch to Power Management tab and select allow this device to wake the computer checkbox.

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Repeat for mouse.

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Neat wake-up idea. –  Guy Thomas Dec 23 '12 at 15:20

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