How to Check if Modern Standby is Supported in Windows 10  

    How to Check if Modern Standby is Supported in Windows 10

    How to Check if Modern Standby is Supported in Windows 10

    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    27 Dec 2020
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    How to Check if Modern Standby is Supported in Windows 10


    In Windows 10, there are two power models for PCs: S3 and Modern Standby (S0 Low Power Idle). The S3 power model is an older standard and is not capable of the instant on that consumers expect from modern devices. Modern Standby is capable of leveraging all the capabilities of a modern chipset and can be integrated across the breadth of tablets and PCs today. The first iteration of Modern Standby was Connected Standby, which first shipped in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Modern Standby expands upon the Windows 8.x Connected Standby concept, allowing more flexibility in component selection.

    You cannot switch between S3 and Modern Standby by changing a setting in the BIOS. Switching the power model is not supported in Windows 10 without a complete OS re-install.

    Windows 10 Modern Standby (Modern Standby) expands the Windows 8.1 Connected Standby power model. Connected Standby, and consequently Modern Standby, enable an instant on / instant off user experience, similar to smartphone power models. Just like the phone, the S0 low power idle model enables the system to stay up-to-date whenever a suitable network is available.

    Although Modern Standby enables an instant on/off user experience like Connected Standby, Modern Standby is more inclusive than the Windows 8.1 Connected Standby power model. Modern Standby allows for market segments previously limited to the S3 power model to take advantage of the low power idle model. Example systems include systems based on rotational media and hybrid media (for example, SSD + HDD or SSHD) and/or a NIC that doesn’t support all of the prior requirements for Connected Standby.

    Modern Standby systems can be connected or disconnected to Wi-Fi or a wireless local area network (WLAN) while in standby. This behavior is dictated by the hardware and/or by configuration.

    On any Modern Standby system (whether connected or disconnected), the system remains in S0 while in standby, allowing the following scenarios to work:

    • Background activity
    • Faster resume from a low power state

    On systems that are connected while in standby, wakes based on specific network patterns may also be set by the operating system to enable apps to receive the latest content such as incoming email, VoIP calls, or news articles.

    See also:

    This tutorial will show you how to check if the Modern Standby (S0 Low Power Idle) sleep state is supported by your Windows 10 PC.


    EXAMPLE: Modern Standby Overview





    Here's How:

    1 Open a command prompt.

    2 Type the powercfg -a command into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

    3 Check the results to see if Standby (S0 Low Power Idle) Network Connected or Standby (S0 Low Power Idle) Network Disconnected is listed as an available sleep state on this system (supported), or if Standby (S0 Low Power Idle) is listed with "The system firmware does not support this standby state.".

    How to Check if Modern Standby is Supported in Windows 10-modern_standby_s0.png How to Check if Modern Standby is Supported in Windows 10-modern_standby_s0_not_supported.png


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 55
    10 pro
       #1

    Is there an easy way to test this in a batch file (or anything that can be called from a batch file, such as powershell or vbscript) and set a flag (env. variable) that can be tested later in the batch file?
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  2. hdmi's Avatar
    Posts : 561
    10 Home (21H1)
       #2

    Switching the power model is not supported in Windows 10 without a complete OS re-install.
    I am going to have to refute this. See:
    Window keeps waking up laptop from Modern Standby
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,181
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #3

    hdmi said:
    I am going to have to refute this. See:
    Window keeps waking up laptop from Modern Standby
    Hello,

    Yeah, that was a direct quote from Microsoft.

    This below may also help for your other post.

    Enable or Disable Network Connectivity in Modern Standby in Windows 10
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  4. Ander's Avatar
    Posts : 31
    Windows 10
       #4

    Why on Earth would anyone want their CPU, hard drive and memory to stay on, and (in some cases) their PCs to remain online, when they thought they'd put them in normal Standby (aka Sleep) mode? Running down your laptop's battery, keeping the system hot (the lid's closed, right?), shortening its life... Just because Microsoft thinks PCs should behave like smartphones? What was Microsoft thinking? And the crazy thing is, they didn't even tell people they'd implemented the change. How wonderful there's finally a way to return to normal Standby, so we're not fooled into thinking our PCs are off just because their displays aren't on.
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