"AutoWake" Scheduled Task on Windows 8

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\SideShow\AutoWake" on my Windows 8 computer?

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A

"\Microsoft\Windows\SideShow\AutoWake" is a scheduled task on Windows 8 system added as part of Windows installation.

You will see "\Microsoft\Windows\SideShow\AutoWake" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: AutoWake
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\SideShow
Description: This task automatically wakes the computer and then 
   puts it to sleep when automatic wake is turned on for a Windows 
   SideShow-compatible device.
Actions: Custom handler
Triggers: At log on of any user
History:

"AutoWake" is scheduled to run at logon time. It is disabled by default.

It is recommented to disable "\Microsoft\Windows\SideShow\AutoWake" as a scheduled task.

 

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