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How to Add or Remove "USB 3 Link Power Management" from Power Options in Windows


The USB 3 Link Power Management setting in Power Options allows users to specify the power management policy to use for USB 3 links when they are idle.

Users can specify one of the following policies:

USB 3 Link Power Management policy Description
Off Do not enable the U1 U2 states.
Minimum power savings Enable the U1 U2 states, but choose conservative timeout values to optimize for performance.
Moderate power savings Enable the U1 U2 states, and choose optimal timeout values to balance power and performance.
Maximum power savings Enable the U1 U2 states, and choose aggressive timeout values to optimize for power.

For more information about USB 3 Link Power Management, see:

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the USB 3 Link Power Management under USB settings in Power Options for all users in Windows 8 and Windows 10.

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


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Add or Remove "USB 3 Link Power Management" in Power Options using Command Prompt
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "USB 3 Link Power Management" in Power Options using REG file


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Add USB 3 Link Power Management to Power Options in Windows OPTION ONE Add USB 3 Link Power Management to Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "USB 3 Link Power Management" 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)
powercfg -attributes 2a737441-1930-4402-8d77-b2bebba308a3 d4e98f31-5ffe-4ce1-be31-1b38b384c009 -ATTRIB_HIDE

OR

(Remove - default)
powercfg -attributes 2a737441-1930-4402-8d77-b2bebba308a3 d4e98f31-5ffe-4ce1-be31-1b38b384c009 +ATTRIB_HIDE

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






Add USB 3 Link Power Management to Power Options in Windows OPTION TWO Add USB 3 Link Power Management to Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "USB 3 Link Power Management" 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\d4e98f31-5ffe-4ce1-be31-1b38b384c009

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 3 Link Power Management" to Power Options

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

Add_USB_3_Link_Power_Management_to_Power_Options.reg

download


 3. To Remove "USB 3 Link Power Management" from 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.

Remove_USB_3_Link_Power_Management_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