Which USB Should I Try to Look For

Posted on 2011-03-23
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have a few USB ports, two are in the front.

I don't think the image will help but just in case.  I have Windows 7 Ultimate, 32bit, on a Dell.

When I right click to look at the properties, what should I look for?

A few (Generic USB Hub and USB Root Hub) have "This device is working properly."

I am looking to change the Power Management if possible for the USBs in the front (I usually have my phone or Dell Streak plugged in) and I would like the USB to stay on.  

I was able to do one of these for a Belkin USB Hub since my UPS was installed on that one.

Question by:coreybryant
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Honestly I would just go into the control panel, power options, choose "change plan settings" then go to "Change advanced settings" go down to "USB Settings" and disable selective suspend for USB.
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Thanks - that is perfect!  It said Enabled.  I chose Disabled - just want to confirm this is right?  (Just in case that I forgot that I changed this before.)

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Yes you want that disabled and that will very likely fix your issue. Since you are talking about front USB I'm guessing this is a desktop computer, so you'll never be running on battery and power savings doesn't really matter.
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Thanks for the confirmation and the easier way to do what I needed!

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You're welcome. It's always a pleasure to put knowledge to good use.

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