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Windows 7: Keep USB slots powered when PC is idle

24 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
Keep USB slots powered when PC is idle

Anyway to keep my USB slots powered when I close the lid, or set it in hibernate?

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24 Jan 2010   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Have you tried disabling selective suspend for the USB in advanced power settings?
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24 Jan 2010   #3
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Selective Suspend will not work when trying to charge devices via USB. A computer's ACPI is designed to restrict that much power to USB ports when sleeping and shuts down everything when hibernating.

Unless your computer has something specific that's usually referred to as "Sleep-and-Charge" [common in Toshibas and netbooks] you're out of luck.
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