I'm using Windows 7 x64. Keyboard is Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600.

When I put my PC in sleep mode, it immediately wakes up automatically. I know it is the keyboard that does this because when I uncheck the boxes under Power Management Tab of the Device Manager, it no longer wakes up from sleep automatically.

However, I want to be able to wake up the PC from sleep by pressing a button on the keyboard.

  • Does the same keyboard cause the same issue on another PC? – miroxlav Jan 2 '18 at 16:19
  • Unfortunately I don't have another PC to test this with. I have a laptop with Linux would it be relevant to test on it? – Cerberus Jan 2 '18 at 17:34
  • If it has sleeping mechanism similar to Windows then maybe yes. Otherwise, maybe you can consider taking the keyboard to work or to a friend. Behavior of keyboard with other PC should allow you to learn whether the problem is in the keyboard or in your PC. – miroxlav Jan 2 '18 at 17:46

You can use the command powercfg -lastwake to view why your computer wake up automatically. You can also check the Event Viewer to ensure if it is caused by the keyboard. https://www.howtogeek.com/122954/how-to-prevent-your-computer-from-waking-up-accidentally/

  • powercfg -lastwake says: Wake History Count - 1 Wake History [0] Wake Source Count - 1 Wake Source [0] Type: Device Instance Path: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C31&SUBSYS_204A8086&REV_04\3&1158365 9&0&A0 Friendly Name: Description: Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Manufacturer: Intel(R) Corporation – Cerberus Jan 4 '18 at 10:33
  • Event Viewer says: Wake Source: Device -Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller – Cerberus Jan 4 '18 at 10:42

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