Fix USB Selective Suspend feature is disabled in Windows

In our last post we read about how the USB Selective Suspend feature allows the Windows system to save power by putting certain USB ports into a suspended mode. If you notice that the USB Selective Suspend feature is disabled on your system, this post may be able to help you.

USB Selective Suspend feature is disabled

From the WinX Menu open Device Manager. Right click on USB Input Device and select Update Driver.

USB Selective Suspend feature is disabled

The Update Drivers wizard will open up.

After that, click on Browse my computer for driver software.

Next, select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer and click Next.

Now select USB Input Device model in the dialog box and then hit Next.

Wait for Windows to complete the installation of the USB Human Interface Device (HID) Device. You will see a message Windows has successfully updated your drivers.

Click Close and restart your PC.

Now use the search box to search for regedit to open the Registry Editor and navigate to the following path inside the Registry Editor:


Identify & verify the USB Vid and Pid and navigate to the Device Parameters folder.

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Using Ctrl+Find, search for and verify if the value of the SelectiveSuspendEnabled registry is 1. A value of 0 will disable it an 1 will enable USB selective suspend.

Hope this helps.

You can read more about it at Microsoft Support.

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