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I've encountered an interesting problem in that my Anker mini-Bluetooth keyboard/mousepad will not wake up the HTPC from sleep mode. Maybe this is a case that when the PC goes to sleep the pairing is lost and cannot be regained since the keyboard lights will not come on when I tap on any key. I went into powercfg device query to see what things will wake up the computer and it only shows the following:
HID compliant mouse<001>
HID keyboard device<002>
which are USB port linked devices (and I'm not running anything on these right now). My conclusion from this is that Bluetooth devices will not bring a computer out of sleep mode. Is this correct?

I've got some spare USB keyboards sitting around that I can plug in as a stopgap measure until I can get a Logitech K400 which is the right size for a HTPC set up but I was hoping to use the mini-Bluetooth device.

Any advice would be welcome.

EDIT ADDED: The problem is that I have been using the Intel WiFi/Bluetooth feature that is installed on the Gigabyte H77N-WiFi MoBo. Sleep mode turns off the Bluetooth ability so of course there cannot be any transmission between the PC and the Bluetooth keyboard. I can go into the device manager and uncheck the box so that power goes to the card upon sleep. I can also use the little USB dongle that comes with the Anker Bluetooth keyboard and that will also allow me to use the keyboard to wake the compute up. I guess I was trying to be too smart by half without thinking about the fundamental of electricity, e.g., no power to a receiver means no signal can come in or go out and device pairing is lost.
Edited by Alan G - 9/11/13 at 1:25pm
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HTPC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4790k  ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX 16GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256 GB Samsung 850 PRO WD 2TB Caviar Black Noctua NH U12S Win8.1 
MonitorPowerCase
NEC MultiSynch P221W SeaSonic G 650 Fractal Design Define R5 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i3-3225 Gigabyte H77N-WiFi 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1600 120 GB Samsung EVO 840 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD Blue LG Blue Ray DVD Reader Noctua NH-L9i Win7 
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Logitech K-400 Seasonic G360 Lian Li PC Q-27B 
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