no wake on mouse or keyboard

August 31, 2019 at 11:10:27
Specs: Windows 7, 8GB
I have enabled wake on mouse, and wake on keyboard (whitespace) in my BIOS

In Windows (7) I have enabled the Wake on mouse feature on all mice and HID (Human Interface Devices), plus the same for the Keyboard - in the Devices Manager ...

... but there is no wake on either hardware.

What am I missing ?

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#1
August 31, 2019 at 13:06:22
Perhaps you can provide your system specs? Are you looking for the option similar to wake on lan? To start the computer from a powered off state? Because that option is different than wake from USB (when Windows is booted.)

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August 31, 2019 at 16:14:55
Wake on Mouse or Keyboard require a hard wired device. They do not work on a wireless device or any device that requires installed drivers. USB or PS2 both should work.

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#3
August 31, 2019 at 23:01:44
In what power state is the computer when you try to wake it, IE. Completely powered off, hibernate, sleep mode?

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#4
September 1, 2019 at 11:21:22
> In what power state is the computer when you try to wake it, IE.
> Completely powered off, hibernate, sleep mode?
>

Completely powered off


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#5
September 1, 2019 at 11:27:25
> Wake on Mouse or Keyboard require a hard wired device. They do not
> work on a wireless device or any device that requires installed drivers.
> USB or PS2 both should work.

It's a regular cabled USB mouse and cabled USB keyboard, but what concerns the drivers: I thought all devices require drivers ? My mouse is a simple Dell thing, my keyboard is actually an Apple keyboard. I don't recall installing any drivers for these, but that may not matter as Windows (7) is doing that in the background.


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#6
September 1, 2019 at 11:32:05
> Perhaps you can provide your system specs? Are you looking for the
> option similar to wake on lan? To start the computer from a powered
> off state? Because that option is different than wake from USB (when
> Windows is booted.)

I would mind trying to use wake on network, but that'll be more complex possibly. My mainboard is an Asus P9X79 - if you want specific specs, please ask. I don't know what the hardware and software is involved in wake-on-processes. I see my BIOS has quite some wake-on options.

I need to wake up from power off state, not from screen saver ..

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