How to Enable the Wake from Standby Option for a USB Mouse

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This article describes how to enable the Wake from standby option for a Universal Serial Bus (USB) mouse.


By default, the Power Management feature of USB mouse devices is turned off. This setting is different from classic PS/2 computer functionality. Therefore, to enable the Wake from standby option, you must manually turn on the Power Management feature for the USB mouse.

To manually enable the Wake from standby option for the USB mouse, start Device Manager, right-click the USB mouse driver, click Properties, and then click to select the Allow this device to wake the system from standby check box.


Article ID: 280108 - Last Review: January 25, 2006 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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