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    How to Check if Connected or Disconnected Modern Standby in Windows 10

    How to Check if Connected or Disconnected Modern Standby in Windows 10

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    12 Mar 2021
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    How to Check if Connected or Disconnected Modern Standby 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.
    How to Check if Connected or Disconnected Modern Standby in Windows 10-modern-standby.png

    The above figure illustrates the relationships between all models, and how CS can be considered as a special case of Modern Standby in Windows 10, as a connected state.

    Modern Standby systems can be connected or disconnected to Wi-Fi, wireless local area network (WLAN), or ethernet (LAN) 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:

    Connected Modern Standby will allow you to stay connected to the network (ex: Wi-Fi) while in standby to still receive and get notifications about email, VoIP calls, and such, but it will use more battery.

    Disconnected Modern Standby will allow longer battery life, but you will no longer have the advantages of staying connected to the network while in standby.

    This tutorial will show you how to check if Modern Standby is set to be connected or disconnected to the network while in standby in Windows 10.


    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)

    If you see Standby (S0 Low Power Idle) Network Connected, then Modern Standby is currently set to stay connected to the network while in standby.

    If you see Standby (S0 Low Power Idle) Network Disconnected, then Modern Standby is currently set to disconnect from the network while in standby.


    How to Check if Connected or Disconnected Modern Standby in Windows 10-powercfg_network_connected.png How to Check if Connected or Disconnected Modern Standby in Windows 10-powercfg_network_disconnected.png


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Hoolm's Avatar
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       #1

    Hi

    Does this Look right ?

    thank u

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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
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       #2

    Hello @Hoolm,

    Your screenshot shows that your system does not support the Modern Standby (S0) sleep state.

    How to Check if Modern Standby is Supported in Windows 10
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  3. Hoolm's Avatar
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    OS 10 64
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    Brink said:
    Hello @Hoolm,

    Your screenshot shows that your system does not support the Modern Standby (S0) sleep state.

    How to Check if Modern Standby is Supported in Windows 10
    So i dont need to worry about it Right ?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       #4

    Hoolm said:
    So i dont need to worry about it Right ?
    Correct. No need to worry about a feature you don't have.
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  5. orbitalfenestra's Avatar
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       #5

    What are the advantages and disadvantages to use connected or disconnected modern standby? Is there any way to switch from one to another?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    orbitalfenestra said:
    What are the advantages and disadvantages to use connected or disconnected modern standby? Is there any way to switch from one to another?
    Hello,

    It's basically depends on if you want to have a network connection while in modern standby mode or not.

    You can use an option in the tutorial below to enable or disable network connectivity while in modern standby mode.

    Enable or Disable Network Connectivity in Modern Standby in Windows 10
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  7. orbitalfenestra's Avatar
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    Brink said:
    Hello,

    It's basically depends on if you want to have a network connection while in modern standby mode or not.

    You can use an option in the tutorial below to enable or disable network connectivity while in modern standby mode.

    Enable or Disable Network Connectivity in Modern Standby in Windows 10
    I kindly thank you for your quick response. I recently purchased a NUC PC and I really thought that my PC didn't sleep at all! It really does not feel as a true sleep. This being said, until I got my new PC I was completely ignorant about what Modern Standby really is.

    This is exacly what I was looking for!
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    orbitalfenestra said:
    I kindly thank you for your quick response. I recently purchased a NUC PC and I really thought that my PC didn't sleep at all! It really does not feel as a true sleep. This being said, until I got my new PC I was completely ignorant about what Modern Standby really is.

    This is exacly what I was looking for!
    You're most welcome.

    The best way to think of modern standby is it being like how your smartphone behaves when not in use. Instant on and off.
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  9. hdmi's Avatar
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    If you see Standby (S0 Low Power Idle) Network Connected, then Modern Standby is currently set to stay connected to Wi-Fi while in standby.

    If you see Standby (S0 Low Power Idle) Network Disconnected, then Modern Standby is currently set to disconnect from Wi-Fi while in standby.
    This seems to suggest that it only applies to WiFi, but that is definitely not the case. My 3-port USB 3.0 external hub from Uni has a Realtek USB GbE Family Controller built in. The device supports Modern Standby, and it supports Connected Standby via Ethernet cable connection during Modern Standby on systems that support Modern Standby.
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