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Bluetooth device wake PC from sleep in Windows 8?

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September 20, 2013 8:39:52 PM

I'm hoping anyone has any knowledge of Bluetooth devices being able to wake a sleeping windows PC. I currently have a Windows 8 HTPC Desktop setup, and I often put my PC to sleep instead of completely shutting it down. I have checked most settings in Device manager under power management tab for the devices, and made sure the "allow this device to wake up the computer" is checked. I have a Bluetooth remote, Bluetooth keyboard, etc. and none are able to wake up the PC when it is in sleep mode. I believe bios settings are set up properly to allow resume from pretty much any device (all device options are enabled). I also have a Logitech keyboard with a Logitech unifying receiver. For some reason this allows the device to wake, but again, no Bluetooth devices. What gives? :( 

For reference I have two Bluetooth adapters and neither work to wake up the machine. they are both USB Bluetooth. I also have a MacBook, which when pairing my same devices through Bluetooth on there, wake the sleeping laptop through Bluetooth within OSX, but on the same laptop, in windows 7, even with the settings to allow wake, I cannot get the MacBook to wake my windows 7. It seems to be an issue with windows, I guess. :-\ boo. lol.

Also, I make my PC go to sleep in S3 mode, which allows for a deeper sleep state, but I have tried allowing only S1, and I still cannot get my Bluetooth devices to wake the PC. :(  I hope there is some sort of work around for this, as since this is a HTPC, the Bluetooth remote is the main reason why I would like to wake my PC. Thanks
September 22, 2013 12:02:10 AM

ok this must be specifically a windows issue. I ran my HTPC with Ubuntu, and even a OSX hackintosh build, and both woke the computer from sleep via Bluetooth, but windows wont. I even enabled "allow this device to wake the computer" and unchecked "allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" in power management tab for my Bluetooth adapter, and still it could not wake the PC. I also did not need to change any BIOS settings whatsoever when running under Linux and OSX. what could be the problem? :-\

I was under the impression prior to testing on the other OS's that it was some sort of low power/hardware related issue but if the other OS's can do it, why not Windows? :( 
July 3, 2014 7:35:15 AM

Have you figured it out after 1 year? LOL.

I've installed WIN - Remote PC on a android tablet which has the ability to standby my pc via Bluetooth and do other commands. However it also can do some sort of wake on lan via wifi, but I believe it supports Bluetooth aswell. So I hope you figured it out so I can get it working.