Windows 10: How do you delete a wake timer?

Discus and support How do you delete a wake timer? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've finally found a script that claims to stop Windows Update booting my machine when it is powered off by rendering the UpdateOrchestrator "reboot"... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ricecrispies, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. How do you delete a wake timer?


    I've finally found a script that claims to stop Windows Update booting my machine when it is powered off by rendering the UpdateOrchestrator "reboot" scheduled task toothless. Maybe it will work. In the meantime the trouble is that I still have one wake timer that has already been set and is due to wake my machine at an inappropriate time in two weeks. How can I kill this wake timer?

    :)
     
    ricecrispies, Dec 30, 2018
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  2. How to stop wake timers

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I will be glad to assist you with the issue you are experiencing with the computer. I understand the difficulty when things won’t work the way they should.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps you regarding the issue to resolve.

    To see a list of wake timers set on your computer, you can run the following command.

    Note: this command must be run as Administrator.

    • Press Windows + X keys and select Command prompt (Admin)
    • Type powercfg -waketimers and hit enter.

    If a specific program is causing your computer to wake, you can uninstall it or adjust the scheduled task’s settings in the Windows task scheduler.

    However, if you don’t want any programs waking your computer up automatically, you can disable wake timers entirely.

    To do so,

    • Press Start and Type Power Options and select it.
    • Click the Change plan settings link in the Power Options window.

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    • In the next window, click Change advanced power settings.

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    • Expand the Sleep section, expand the Allow wake timers
      section, and ensure that wake timers are set to
      Disabled
      .

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    • Click OK and restart the machine. Check if the same issue persists.
    Hope this information helps. Keep us posted to help you better.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Dec 30, 2018
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  3. r0k2 Win User
    Windows wakes up with Wake Timers set to off

    Dear Geethu! Really thanks for such fast reply. But!

    In other words - you don't know how to get rid of wake events! Did you underastand my question? How exactly your solution is helping in getting rid of wake events?

    I do not want to troubleshoot power as I said before, I want Windows not to wake up no matter what is set in Allow Wake Timers setting. I want to turn off Wake Timers for real, once and for all, and forget about them for the rest of my life.

    And the question (after applying your solution) still remains: why PC is waking up if Wake Timers are disabled?

    Of course your solution is not working.
     
  4. btroiyesr Win User

    How do you delete a wake timer?

    How to stop wake timers

    That didn't work. I tried what you suggested as well as many other things before posting my question and that's why you can see my frustration and anger in my post. If you search online, you will find thousands of frustrated people writing posts stating
    that those steps didn't work for them either.

    Here is what I have tried so far:

    I disabled wake timers in all power profiles on my system.

    I disabled the Reboot task in Task Scheduler

    Running Get-ScheduledTask | where {$_.settings.waketorun} in PowerShell returns nothing

    Running powercfg -devicequery wake_armed in PowerShell returns NONE

    Running powercfg -waketimers returns "There are no active wake timers in the system."

    I disabled "Enabling Windows Update Power Management..." in the Group Policy Editor

    In Control Panel > Automatic Maintenance, I disabled "Allow scheduled maintenance to wake my computer..." and changed the time to 4:00pm just in case

    And, still, that doesn't prevent my computer from waking up in the middle of the night. This is infuriating. This should not be a hard thing to disable. It's MY computer, not Microsoft's, and I should determine if I want it to wake up or not.

    So, do you have any other suggestions?
     
    btroiyesr, Dec 30, 2018
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