Windows 8.1 - Prevent your mouse from waking your PC

September 2016


Windows 8.1 - Prevent your mouse from waking your PC


Moving the mouse will immediately bring your PC out of sleep mode. In this article you will learn how to prevent this from happening,
  • First make sure that your mouse is connected to your PC.
  • Open the Device Manager (Windows key + X > Device Manager).
  • Your mouse will be listed under "Mice and other pointing devices".
  • Right-click > Properties.
  • Go to the Power Management tab and uncheck "Allow this device to wake the computer".
  • Click on Ok.

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