Here's a puzzler... at least for me. Can I force a G3/S6 power state from the Windows 7 OS? Here is why... When I shut down my laptop I want NOTHING to re-wake it, except the mechanical on-button to boot.. It makes me nervous when it can wake itself. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (fully updated SP1) On a Dell Vostro 3550, with the A12 BIOS. (i3-2310, 8gb, Samsung 830 series ssd as boot drive - my own upgrade, not original) This is a laptop used for personal use, at home. I seem to have proven that the Windows shut-down is to s5/g2, allowing LAN (for example) to cause it to reboot. AND, using the power-button (mechanical off) at the log-in screen causes a "Windows did not shut down properly" on next boot. When I leave LAN unplugged it seems not to reboot, but when I leave it, it will always reboot, in a matter of seconds, to a matter of hours later. What else have I done? Well... a. Bios... there is no "Wake on LAN" to disable., though that seems to be what usually triggers it (I have not proven it is the only trigger, but... When the LAN cable is connected it is likely to restart itself) Wake from USB has been disabled - No effect. b. Device Manager -> Properties ->Power Management (all devices checked individually) Check "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" unCheck " Allow this device to wake the computer". c. ->Network adapters -> Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller -> Properties ->Advanced -> Disable "Wake on pattern match" Disable "Wake on magic packet" Disable "Shutdown Wake-On-Lan" d. Start Button -> Search -> cmd ->Right Click -> Run as administrator. a. powercfg.exe /lastwake - No Results found b. powercfg.exe /devicequery wake_armed - No Results found e. check the Power Options (in Control Panel) ->power options -> advanced settings -> Sleep -> Allow wake timers -> On battery: Disable! -> Plugged in: Disable! -> power buttons and lid -> power button action -> On battery: Shut down -> Plugged in: Shut down -> Lid close action -> On battery: Shut down -> Plugged in: Shut down f. Check in Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Task Scheduler program updaters are disabled (Garmin, Google, Adobe, etc). (also Windows updates are not automatic!) g. Disable the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program h. Check Event Viewer... What is calling during the night? Media Center! -> Disable Media Center. (not using anyway!) I am at a loss what else to do, short of registry edits to force s6 vs s5 (if this even can be done) . Any help? Thanks in advance!