Written by Eric Wyatt (last updated December 6, 2021)
With Windows 10, Microsoft introduced a feature referred to as USB Selective Suspending. USB Selective Suspending allows Windows to suspend a USB port that the system identifies as being idle or unused. While the port might be suspended, it will be activated when called upon by a system request.
While it is a helpful feature, originally intended to help minimize power consumption on portable devices, there are times that it might help to turn the feature off. Such instances might be when you use a USB device that is not compatible with USB Selective Suspending. Or, perhaps, a USB port is stuck in a suspended state. Whatever reason you might have, it is simple to deactivate USB Selective Suspending.
With the feature disabled, Windows will no longer suspend USB ports.
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