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How to Add or Remove "USB selective suspend setting" from Power Options in Windows


The USB selective suspend setting under USB settings in Power Options allows users to specify whether USB selective suspend is turned on or off.

The USB selective suspend feature allows the hub driver to suspend an individual port without affecting the operation of the other ports on the hub. Selective suspension of USB devices is especially useful in portable computers, since it helps conserve battery power. Many devices, such as fingerprint readers and other kinds of biometric scanners, only require power intermittently. Suspending such devices, when the device is not in use, reduces overall power consumption.

For more information about USB selective suspend, see:

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the USB selective suspend setting under USB settings in Power Options for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this setting in Power Options.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Add or Remove "USB selective suspend setting" in Power Options using Command Prompt
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "USB selective suspend setting" in Power Options using REG file


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Remove 'USB selective suspend setting' in Power Options in Windows OPTION ONE Remove 'USB selective suspend setting' in Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "USB selective suspend setting" in Power Options using Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Type the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

(Add - default)
powercfg -attributes 2a737441-1930-4402-8d77-b2bebba308a3 48e6b7a6-50f5-4782-a5d4-53bb8f07e226 -ATTRIB_HIDE

OR

(Remove)
powercfg -attributes 2a737441-1930-4402-8d77-b2bebba308a3 48e6b7a6-50f5-4782-a5d4-53bb8f07e226 +ATTRIB_HIDE

3. You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.






Remove 'USB selective suspend setting' in Power Options in Windows OPTION TWO Remove 'USB selective suspend setting' in Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "USB selective suspend setting" in Power Options using REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\2a737441-1930-4402-8d77-b2bebba308a3\48e6b7a6-50f5-4782-a5d4-53bb8f07e226

Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove
2 = Add


1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "USB selective suspend setting" to Power Options

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_USB_selective_suspend_setting_to_Power_Options.reg

download


 3. To Remove "USB selective suspend setting" from Power Options

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_USB_selective_suspend_setting_from_Power_Options.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn