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    I leave my Win7 64 in sleep or hibernate over night on battery. Often in the morning it is running. It is because Windows has been checking for updates and sometimes installs them. I have the update schedule set for 6 pm! Is there a way that I can prevent this Sony Viao from waking up?

    Thanks, Bruce

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    Hi Bruce,

    You might want to consider changing your Windows Update from automatic on a set schedule, and instead select "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.

    Also, go to Control Panel (change Icon View to Large or Small icons)> System> Device Manager> expand network adapters> Right click on each adapter and select Properties> click the Power Management tab> be sure there is a check in the box beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
    Also be sure to clear the check in the box beside Allow this device to wake the computer.

    I have the above settings implemented on my laptop and never find it awake in the morning.

    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks, Gerald,

    My device managers were set as you stated. I changed the Win update and will see what happens.

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    I had that happen and found that it was Windows Media Player trying to update.
    I disabled the auto update on WMP and the problem is gone.
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    Some of these commands may be of assistance in tracking sleep relatred PC issues down if it persists...

    Sleepmode troubleshooters may provide information on what device is keeping your os from sleeping soundly:
    powercfg -ENERGY
    (Evaluation of energy efficiency and errors)
    powercfg lastwake
    (what had Waken Up Windows Last)
    powercfg -a
    (Checks available sleep states for your computer)
    powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
    (List devices that can wake up your computer)
    powercfg -devicedisablewake "exact name of device"
    powercfg -deviceenablewake "exact name of device"
    (disable and re-enable listed device: Respectively)

    Copy and past the above in an elevated command prompt.

    The above info has been provided by the Vista Forums


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    Quote Originally Posted by Banya Rola View Post
    I had that happen and found that it was Windows Media Player trying to update.
    I disabled the auto update on WMP and the problem is gone.
    I don't see how to do this. There does not seem to be a place to click. Help

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    Here's the link to where I found it...http://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-wi...-automatically
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banya Rola View Post
    Here's the link to where I found it...http://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-wi...-automatically
    Thanks for this. It is a great website. It is amazing how complicated a computer is. I found what I needed, and you were right that it was the Windows Media Center that was interrupting the sleep.

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