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    How to make the keyboard and mouse NOT wake the computer up?

    I've found lots of advice for people who can't make the keyboard and mouse wake up Windows 7 from sleep, but none for the opposite problem.

    How can I make it ignore the keyboard and mouse...

    ...and why is it so hard to find out? I can't be the only Windows 7 user who has cats.

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    Go to Device Manager and click on Keyboards -> HID Keyboard Device. Double-click on this and choose the Power Management tab. Remove the tick from in front of "Allow this device to wake the computer".
    Find "Mice and other pointing devices". Do the same.
    With luck this ought to work.

    Alternatively, make a cat-proof keyboard and mouse enclosure!
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    Or, alternately, shut down the PC. Save some energy! Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    Alternatively, make a cat-proof keyboard and mouse enclosure!
    You really DO need to isolate your keyboard from your cat(s) if at all possible. Cat hair is not good for it! I remember an old Northern Exposure show about a gal with cats whose keyboard never worked. Some of you folks are probably too young to remember Northern Exposure!!

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    I have a cat that likes to "plank" herself across the top of a small media center PC, problem is it has the power button right on top and it's fairly easy to depress. First time I ever had to change the power button option; for a cat.

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    It's just like Keyboard and Mouse in the control panel, except for the added Power Management tab. Puzzle Palace.

    Thanks... that was very non-obvious, and I don't think I would have found it without aid.

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