How To Fix Windows 10 Turns ON by itself

How To Fix Windows 10 Turns ON by itself: If you have recently upgraded to or updated Windows 10 then chances are you may be facing a strange issue where Windows 10 turns ON by itself at odd times and that too when no one is near it. Now there is no particular time when this happens, but it seems that the computer won’t stay off for more than few hours. Well, the question a lot of Windows 10 users are asking is how to stop Windows 10 waking up from the shutdown or sleep without user intervention.

How To Fix Windows 10 Turns ON by itself

Our guide will discuss this problem in detail and each & every step will bring you closer to fixing the issue. These steps have been beneficial in fixing the issue on thousands of PC, so I hope this will work for you as well. Now there are a number of things which can cause this issue, so without wasting any time let’s see how to Fix Windows 10 Turns on by itself problem with the help of the below-listed guide.

How To Fix Windows 10 Turns on by itself

Make sure to create a restore point, just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Turn OFF Fast Startup

1.Press Windows Key + R then type control and hit Enter to open Control Panel.

control pannel

2.Click on Hardware and Sound then click on Power Options.

power options in control panel

3.Then from the left window pane select “Choose what the power buttons do.

choose what the power buttons do usb not recognized fix

4.Now click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable.

change settings that are currently unavailable

5.Uncheck “Turn on fast startup” and click on Save changes.

Uncheck Turn on fast startup

Method 2: Change Settings under Startup and Recovery

1.Press Windows Key + R then type sysdm.cpl and hit Enter to open System Properties.

system properties sysdm

2.Switch to the Advanced tab and click on Settings under Startup and Recovery.

system properties advanced startup and recovery settings

3.Under System failure, uncheck “Automatically restart.”

Under System failure uncheck Automatically restart

4.Click OK, then click Apply followed OK.

5.Reboot your PC to save changes and see if you’re able to Fix Windows 10 Turns on by itself issue.

Method 3: Disable Wake Timers

1.Press Windows Key + R then type powercfg.cpl and hit Enter.

type powercfg.cpl in run and hit Enter to open Power Options

2.Now click on Change plan settings next to your currently active power plan.

Change plan settings

3.Next, click Change advanced power settings.

Change advanced power settings

4.Scroll down till you find Sleep, expand it.

5.Under Sleep, you will find “Allow wake timers.

 Make sure to disable Wake Timers under sleep

6.Expand it and make sure it has the following configuration:

On Battery: Disable
Plugged in: Disable

7.Click Apply followed by OK.

8.Reboot your PC to save changes and see if you’re able to Fix Windows 10 Turns on by itself issue.

Method 4: Troubleshoot the Problem

1.Press Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt with admin rights

2.Type the following command into cmd and hit Enter:

powercfg –lastwake

powercfg –devicequery wake_armed

3.The first command “powercfg –lastwake” will tell you the last device which wakes your computer, once you know the device follow the next method for that device.

4.Next, “powercfg –devicequery wake_armed” command will list the devices that are able to wake up the computer.

list devices that are able to wake up the computer

5.Find the culprit device from above query then run the following command to disable them:

powercfg -devicedisablewake “device name”

Note: Replace the device name with the actual device name from step 4.

6.Reboot your PC to save changes and see if you’re able to Fix Windows 10 Turns on by itself issue.

Method 5: Wake up your Wi-Fi Adapter

1.Press Windows Key + R then type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

devmgmt.msc device manager

2.Expand Network adapters then right-click on your installed network adapter and select Properties.

right click on your network adapter and select properties

3.Switch to Power Management Tab and make sure to uncheckAllow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

Uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power

4.Click Ok and close the Device Manager. Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 6: Run Power troubleshooter

1.Type Control in Windows Search then click on Control Panel.

Type control panel in the search

2.Now type troubleshooting or troubleshooter in the Search box in the top right corner and hit Enter.

3.From the search result click on Troubleshooting.

troubleshooting hardware and sound device

4.Next, click on System and Security.

5.From the Troubleshoot problems screen select Power and let the troubleshooter run.

select power in system and security troubleshooting

6.Follow-on screen instructions to complete troubleshooting.

Run power troubleshooter

7.Reboot your PC to save changes and see if you’re able to Fix Windows 10 Turns on by itself issue.

Method 7: Reset Power Plans to Default

1.Press Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt with admin rights

2.Type the following command into cmd and hit Enter:

powercfg –restoredefaultschemes

Reset Power Plans to Default

3.Exit cmd and reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 8: Disable System Maintenance to wake up the computer

1.Type Control in Windows Search then click on Control Panel.

Type control panel in the search

2.Now click on System and Security.

Click Find and fix problems under System and Security

3.Next, click on Security and Maintenance.

4.Expand Maintenance and under Automatic Maintenance click on “Change maintenance settings.

5.Uncheck “Allow scheduled maintenance to wake up my computer at the scheduled time“.

Uncheck Allow scheduled maintenance to wake up my computer at the scheduled time

6.Click OK to save changes and reboot your PC.

Method 9: Disable Reboot Scheduled Task

1.Press Windows Key + R then type Taskschd.msc and hit Enter to open Task Scheduler.

press Windows Key + R then type Taskschd.msc and hit Enter to open Task Scheduler

2.Now from the left-hand menu navigate to the following path:

Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > UpdateOrchestrator

3.Double click on Reboot to open its Properties then switch to Conditions tab.

Under UpdateOrchestrator double click on Reboot

4.UncheckWake the computer to run this task” under Power.

Uncheck Wake the computer to run this task

5.Click OK to save changes.

6.Now right-click on Reboot and select Disable.

7.You need to edit the permission in order for these settings to stay or else as soon as you close the Task Scheduler, Windows will again change the settings.

8.Navigate to the following path:

C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator

9.Right-click on Reboot file and select Properties.

Right-click on Reboot and select Properties

10.Take ownership of the file, press Windows Key + X then click on Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt admin

11.Type the following command into cmd and hit Enter:

takeown /f C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\reboot

cacls C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\reboot /G Your_Username:F

Take ownership of the reboot file in order to change settings

12.Now make sure the Security settings are configured as follows:

Now make sure the Security settings are configured as follows

13.Click Apply followed by OK.

14.Reboot your PC to save changes and see if you’re able to Fix Windows 10 Turns on by itself issue.

Method 10: Windows Update Power Management

Note: This will not work for Windows Home Edition users.

1.Press Windows Key + R then type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.

gpedit.msc in run

2.Now navigate to the following path:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Updates

3.Now from the right-hand window double click on “Enabling Windows Update Power Management to automatically wake up the system to install scheduled updates“.

Disable Enabling Windows Update Power Management to automatically wake up the system to install scheduled updates

4.Checkmark Disabled then click Apply followed by OK.

5.Reboot your PC.

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That’s it you have successfully Fix Windows 10 Turns on by itself issue but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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1 Comment

  1. For me the culprit was actually the BIOS and not Windows. Some BIOS systems have a feature called “Automatic startup” where they boot they PC automatically at a certain time of the day. Do check that out too.

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