Why does my desktop windows 7 turn on by itself when im not around Tags: TV Windows 7 Desktops Last response: December 30, 2012 10:17 PM in Windows 7 Share Gaetan675 December 30, 2012 6:00:17 PM I don't understand why my new desktop windows 7 will suddenly turn on when we're watching TV. More about : desktop windows turn | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to Gaetan675 Register or log in to remove avenseth12 December 30, 2012 6:39:24 PM Go into your control panel and check your power management settings. Go into Control Panel; System; Performance Information and Tools; Adjust Power settings; Choose when to turn off -- check and make sure you have to never or like an hour | Report abuse Reply to avenseth12 danny2000 December 30, 2012 6:53:01 PM Does this ONLY happen when you are watching tv? do you have anything on your tv or BlueRay player that has DLNA enabled that lets you browse your computer's pictures and such on your tv? | Report abuse Reply to danny2000 tumah December 30, 2012 9:30:17 PM Is it turning on from shutdown or from sleep mode? If it's only from sleep then right click your network adapter in device manager > properties> power management and make sure that "only allow a magic packet to wake up the computer" is checked. | Report abuse Reply to tumah geofelt Windows 7 Expert December 30, 2012 10:17:54 PM Look for some settings in the bios like "wake on lan" and disable it. | Report abuse Reply to geofelt Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows 7>Why does my desktop windows 7 turn on by itself when im not around> Related ressources: ForumWhy is my windows 7 extended desktop flickering ForumPc does not turn off by itself when i shut down ForumPC Shutdown by itself and now will not boot... ForumGame keeps minimizing itself ForumWhy is it important to turn off automatic windows security updates ForumWhy does my pc restart itself with a blue screen? ForumComputer turns on by itself and does not respond to power key ForumI'm an awful wife and screwed up my husbands computer. HELP! UPDATE ForumAny work around to upgrade to 7 ? ForumWindows Vista on Notebooks: Why and What Hardware? ForumWhy does bf3 keep crashing? ForumWhy is my pcie video card and another slot of ram makes my computer turn off 2-3 ForumWindows Restarts By Itself , Then I Get Disk Boot Failure ForumPC shuts down, and turns on by itself ForumWhy is it around 10 FPS? Forum[Solved] Product key for windows 7 professional 32 bit free ForumProblems with windows desktop manager after installing a 660 ForumWindows/Bios question....complicated ForumQuicken 2004 won't print on windows 7 ForumPC shuts down when I press WINDOWS BUTTON! More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !