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Windows 8.1 - USB Selective suspend and USB Mouse - Power

  1. #11


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    That sounds like a power setting -> specifically putting the hard disk drive(s) to sleep. I noticed this on my workstation when I upgraded them to 8.1. I find it annoying because during that "spin-up" delay everything stops (freezes). So if that is the problem, here is how to adjust it:
    Power Options -> "Change Plan Settings" -> "Change advanced power settings" -> expand Hard disk -> Turn off hard disk after
    Set all these to "Never."

    If that was the cause of your problem then my guess is they were set to 10 15 or 20 min. Let me know, and good luck!

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  2. #12


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Hi jabyte, Welcome to eight forums

    Thanks but be aware that we have a large selection of tutorials here for most of Windows services including ones for Power Management

    - How to Change Power Plan Settings in Windows 8
    - Windows 8 Tutorials
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi sygnus21, thanks for the welcome

    Honestly, after that first line you lost me. I'm not sure if you are saying that I should have posted something different, or if you even understand the context of this post, or if you are trying to point out the great tutorials on your site that matched a keyword I used?

    I think you are suggesting that I "should have" posted with a link to the power management tutorials on this site? But I'm really not sure.

    My recommendation is be direct and as clear as possible. We are all here for the same purpose, to help each other.

    And if you have a recommendation for posting than add it to the context of the thread. Such as "here is a tutorial that illustrates what jabyte said..."

    Then you add to both the context of the thread for all future visitors, and to the original poster looking for an answer and to me who guessed at a solution. That's a win, win, win. That's what we are looking for! Which at this point we don't even know if what I posted is even relevant or is a solution. So I can't imagine that that is what you meant.
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  4. #14


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by jabyte View Post
    I think you are suggesting that I "should have" posted with a link to the power management tutorials on this site? But I'm really not sure.
    No, I'm merely pointing out that we have a large selection of tutorials here; including those for power management issues.

    The links merely point to the various articles. Perhaps a bit redundant on my part, but info nonetheless.

    Also, sometime the admin staff will add the tutorial links to posts themselves to help others or get the info out.

    Hope this clarifies

    Peace
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