The computer might wake itself up if you have timed events scheduled with the wake timers enabled. Examples of a timed event are antivirus/antispyware scan, disk defragmenter, automatic updates.
NOTE: By default, the Windows Automatic Updates are scheduled to install new updates Every day at 3:00 AM.
Follow these steps to disable the wake timers.
- Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
- In the Control Panel window, click System and Security.
- In the System and Security window, click Power Options.
- In the Power Options window, choose the power plan you want to change and click Change plan settings.
- In the Change settings for the plan: window, click Change advanced power settings.
- In the Advanced settings window, click the + plus sign in front of Sleep and then click the + plus sign in front of Allow wake timers.
- Next to Plugged in:, click to select Disabled and then do the same for On battery:.
NOTE: The computer also could wake up automatically because of a Network device. Follow this procedure to Disable a Network device from waking the computer .