(IE 9 in image above)
I know it appears when you point at it, but the number of times I've accidentally closed a tab when I was just trying to select it, because the close icon wasn't there when I clicked!
The system has resumed from sleep.
Sleep Time: 2010-03-26T12:27:04.657202500Z
Wake Time: 2010-03-26T17:04:08.967941900Z
Wake Source: Timer - Windows will execute '\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\mcupdate_scheduled' scheduled task that requested waking the computer.
Automatic download options unchecked.Just in case, scheduled optimisation disabled.
So why is it still starting up my machine?
It has to be possible to stop automatic wakeup from sleep, so I check the Power Settings:
Looks likely, so I set that to disabled.
It seems to have done the job, but it now means I can't schedule Media player to turn on and record a TV show. There has to be a better way.
Mircosoft! Wake up and listen. We don't want our machines doing unexpected things like waking up from Sleep to download crap we never wanted, especially when it uses non-standard means to do so! (Why doesn't it just set a scheduled task, then we'd know how to stop it.) Media Centre never told me it would do that. There doesn't seem to be a settig to stop it. Do you expect your TV or car to turn itself on in the middle of the night? (Gee, I'm sure I filled up the tank yesterday??) At least make it a visible setting for the Media Centre.
If anyone knows how to fix this properly, please leave a comment.