My Win7 notebook wakes up from sleep after disconnecting mouse. It is very annoying since I usually disconnect the mouse when I want to put it in the bag and leave. Vista behaves in the same manner. How can I change this behaviour?

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Control Panel-> (window/startmenu -> control panel)
Mouse-> (icon)
Hardware-> (tab)
Properties-> (button)
Change Setting-> (button:vista/win 7 only)
PowerManagement-> (tab)
Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby (checkbox)

  • It doesn't fix the problem entirely, because the mouse can't wake the computer at all (not just on unplugging)... but since it's a laptop mouse, I suspect it's a minor inconvenience.
    – Ape-inago
    Nov 2, 2009 at 22:52

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