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Published on 05.12.09 by Brent Trahan

Allow Wake Timers in Windows 7

Learn how to allow your computer to be woken up when it’s sleeping by timed events such as checking for Windows updates at 3am.

  1. Open the Control Panel in the Start menu.
  2. Open Power Options in the Control Panel.

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    Note: If Power Options is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Select Change plan settings next to the power plan you want to set.

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  4. Select Change advanced power settings.

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  5. Select Change settings that are currently unavailable in the Power Options window.

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  6. Set Allow wake timers to Enable under Sleep and then click OK to save the changes.

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