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Every time I plug in a new mouse/keyboard or plug an existing one to a new USB port, I have to manually go to the device manager, go to the device's property page, and uncheck "Allow this device to wake the computer" on the "Power Management" page. enter image description here

Is it possible to set up a system policy in Windows 7, such that this box is not checked for new USB mice/keyboards by default?

Edit: If there's no way to set up such a system policy, is there at least a way to enumerate and disable USB wake on devices by using powercfg in a batch file?

Edit 2: This has to be possible to do at least using powercfg. powercfg devicequery wake_armed gives a list of all devices that can wake the system. Now how can I feed this list back to powercfg and have it disable the wake on the listed devices?

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You can disable this in some BIOS (Legacy and UEFI) –  justbrowsing Aug 14 '13 at 1:46
My BIOS doesn't have such an option, unfortunately. –  Duke Nukem Aug 14 '13 at 21:14

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This seems a known issue documentation can be found here Summary:

Workaround 1 (Recommended)

Plug the USB device into an Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) host controller. Workaround 2 Disable the USB device's ability to wake the computer. To do this, follow these steps:

Click Start
Start button
, right-click Computer, and then click Manage.
In the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.

User Account Control permission
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
Click Device Manager, expand Universal Serial Bus controllers, right-click the device, and then click Properties.
Click the Power Management tab, disable the Allow this device to wake the computer check box, and then click OK.

Note We recommend that you use Workaround 1 because it preserves the wake functionality. When you use Workaround 2, USB devices cannot wake the computer. Additionally, the remote control power button for a Windows Media Center IR receiver cannot wake the computer.

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Thanks for your answer, but the documentation you linked to is not the issue that I'm having. The steps you show in workaround 2 are exactly what I have to do every time I need to disable USB wake on a device. What I want is for this wake to be disabled by default so I don't have to do these steps every time, and I could not found any way to do that at all... –  Duke Nukem Aug 17 '13 at 22:16

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