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Feature Update to Windows 10, Version 2004 - Power Management

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I just got notification tonight, that Windows Update was waiting for me to tell it to install the Feature Update to Windows 10, Version 2004 maintenance, so I kicked it off, and it installed fine.

Being rather suspicious of Microsoft updates, of this nature, after the reboot  I went into the Advanced Power Plan Options, to make sure the USB Selctive Suspend was still Disabled (I had it set like that prior to the maintenance, so, kewl), but I also went to Device Manager, to see  what the USB Hubs and Network Adapters Power Management tab settings looked like.

Sure enough, the Feature Update to Windows 10, Version 2004 maintenance ended up resetting the Power Management settings, for each of the USB Hubs under the Device Manager's Universal Serial Bus Controllers category.  

All of the USB hubs had the option checked, which is: "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power".

I had removed the check from that parameter, for each and every one of my listed USB hubs, AND that parameter should have followed the settings in the Power Plan, which has USB Selective Suspend disabled.

SO - for anyone who has, or will, install the Feature Update to Windows 10, Version 2004 update maintenance, through Windows Update, I recommend that you do as I did, and check Device Manager USB hub Power Management options, to make sure WIndows didn't sneak in and alter those USB hubs, to allow Windows to turn off those hubs, as Cakewalk does not react well to having devices turned off, while you are in a project.

Here is a screenshot of the Power Management settings for one of the USB hubs:

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Bob Bone

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Thanks for the reminder!!!!  I have a new-to-me (i.e., refurbished) PC that came with a clean installation of Win10 v.2004.  I will add this to the list of settings I need to check / duplicate from my current PC (v. 1809).

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It also allegedly defragments your SSD uncommanded,I'm not sure if it is an actual defrag attempt or a trim,however not recommended for SSDs.

I'm holding off going to 2004 for now.

BR//

Neil

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9 minutes ago, razor7music said:

My PC doesn't qualify for that update.

Windows Update only recently decided it was ready for that update to be available for installation for my desktop, while my laptop was offered it several weeks ago.

It may yet show up in the coming days, or weeks.

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