How to enable waking of a Windows Vista computer using Bluetooth HIDs

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Before Windows Vista SP2, in order to wake a computer by using a Bluetooth HID device, an end-user had to use a special Bluetooth dongle, and it only was included with the keyboard, mouse, or desktop set.  In Windows Vista SP2, more Bluetooth controllers can be used with a Bluetooth HID device to wake the computer.  However, the success in waking the computer depends on the hardware configuration.  If the Bluetooth radio has enough power to receive the HID’s connection request, and the Bluetooth controller supports wake from the computers sleep state, then the system will wake.

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To enable Windows’ Bluetooth HID wake function, follow these steps:

 

1.                   Click Start, and in the Start Search box type regedit.

2.                   In the Programs list, right-click regedit.exe and click Run as Administrator.

Note:  If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or click Continue.

3.                   Browse to and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB\

4.                   Expand the USB key and then expand each of the below keys that begin with VID.

5.                   Select each of the sub keys and look in the left pane after selecting each of the sub keys.

6.                   View the DeviceDesc, or the MFG values for your Bluetooth HID device .

7.                   When you find your device, click the Device Parameters\ subkey.

8.                   Right-click DeviceRemoteWakeSupported and click Modify.

9.                   Enter the value 1for Value Data and click OK.

10.               Right-click RemoteWakeEnabled and click Modify.

11.               Enter the value 1 for Value Data and click OK.

12.               Browse to and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BTHPORT\Parameters

13.               Right-click RemoteWakeEnabled and click Modify.

14.               Enter the value 1 for Value Data and click OK.

15.               Close the registry editor and restart your computer.



 

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Article ID: 975182 - Last Review: August 31, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
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  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
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