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How to keep your Wireless Device Enabled when the Computer Sleeps

Description: This document will show how to use a wireless device like a keyboard or mouse to wake your computer from sleep or hibernation.

  1. Open the device manager by going to the Start Menu and right clicking Computer and selecting the Manage option.
    Windows Quick Start Menu
  2. On the left side column click Device Manager.
    Windows Device Manager
  3. In device manager locate Universal Serial Bus Controller and double click it.
    Windows Device Manager
  4. Several devices will now be displayed - locate all the ones that have the word Root in them.
    Windows Device Manager
  5. Right click each Root device and select Properties.
    Windows Device Manager
  6. Select the Power Management Tab.
    Windows Device Power Management Tab
  7. Remove the check mark for Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power and then click OK.
    Windows Device Power Management Settings
  8. Do this for each Root device and you will now be able to use your wireless mouse or keyboard to wake your computer from sleep or hibernation.