Windows 10 keeps waking up from sleep in the middle of the night!

So I just moved up to windows 10 throughout the end of the week, and quickly I get the well established issues of rest that I got when I introduced windows 8… the PC awakens during the night as I am dozing and doesn’t return to rest. So here is the thing that I have done…

First thing was to attempt this….


Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10240]

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Wake History Count – 1

Wake History [0]

Wake Source Count – 0

so obviously no source woke up the PC? bizarre… so I chose to go into the occasion watcher to perceive what occasion caused the wake up…

Event Viewer > Windows Logs > System > Right Click: Filter Current Log > Event Sources : “Power Troubleshooter”

I  checked the last wake event and got this:

So… the wake source was as yet obscure… Alright. impasse there…

powercfg/devicequery wake_armed

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C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg/devicequery wake_armed

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Nothing strange there… be that as it may, just to ensure I’ll check some other things…:

Device Manager

I made sure all of my power options for all devices had “allow this device to wake up the computer” unchecked… and even went so far as to make sure that the “Wake on Pattern Match” AND “Wake on Magic Packet” for my network adapter were already disabled.. which they were:

PowerOptions > Advanced Settings > Sleep > Allow Wake Timers > Setting: Disabled

Supposedly this should prevent the computer from waking up, but it hasn’t.

But the closest I got was here…


Also, I get this:

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C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg – waketimers

Clock set by [SERVICE] \Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\svchost.exe (SystemEventsBroker) terminates at 6:11:40 AM on 8/11/2015.

Reason: Windows will execute ‘Upkeep Activator’ booked assignment that mentioned waking the PC.

events log

So I return to the occasions log… furthermore, I discover NOTHING recorded that is an upkeep activator…

Scheduled tasks

So then I check scheduled tasks… and there are no tasks there that would indicate a maintenance thing… but for good measure, I make sure nothing can wake up the computer anyway by going to each task and unchecking the box that reads, “wake the computer to run this task”

but they were all already unchecked!! SO, back into the abyss of forums I go and I find that I could do the following…

Control Panel > System and Security > Security and Maintenance >

Under the maintenance tab… I went to change the automatic maintenance settings

And I changed the time and unchecked “allow scheduled maintenance to wake up my computer at the scheduled time” and for good measure, I figured I’d change the time to 12:00pm to see if wakes up later…

and after all of this.. it STILL doesn’t work!

So after working on these issues for 3 and half hours, and scouring forums for answers, I have finally succumbed to writing this lengthy catalog and asking for help….. so, suggestions anyone?

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I found the solution. Open task scheduler, go to Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > UpdateOrchestrator

Click on Reboot, go to the conditions tab, and uncheck “Wake the computer to run this task”. Might want to check all the other items in this section to make sure that is unchecked as well.

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