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Fixing Windows Wake Timers

  • Download psexec
  • From Command Prompt in administrator mode (right click from search launcher)
  • Useful link Windows Timers Bullshits
  • To view current powercfg -waketimers
  • psexec.exe -i -s %windir%\system32\mmc.exe /s taskschd.msc
    • Brings up a funky UI to fix some waketimers
    • Event Viewer (Local) -> Windows Logs -> System (Right click -> Filter Current Log) -> Event sources: Power-Troubleshooter -> Ok
    • Can use those bad bois to clean up some of the more nefarious timers from -waketimers command
  • Power Options (from search launcher)
    • Change plan settings
    • Change advanced power settings
    • Sleep -> Allow wake timers -> Disable
  • Disable automatic maintenance
    • Control Panel (View by: Small Icons, All Control Panel Items) -> Security and Maintenance -> Expand Maintanence section -> Change maintenance settings -> Uncheck Allow scheduled maintenance to wake up computer ...
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