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This has been a longstanding issue for me with Win 8.1 and I wondered if anyone on this forum had experienced the same problem and found a solution. It occurs with my USB joystick, Saitek yoke and throttle. I uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" for the Power Management properties in all the HID's, but then a few days or weeks later, my devices stop functioning mid-flight and I discover that some of them are checked again.

There doesn't seem to be a way of permanently saving the setting.

 

Any thoughts would be welcome!


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If I remember correctly, I think there are only two solutions; upgrading to Win 10 or get a registered version of FSUIPC and set controllers through there.


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"updating" to Windows 10 is probably the best solution. 

 

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When you were in Device Manager, did you also go down the list to USB Controllers > USB Root Hub and do likewise in the Power Management tab?

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Many thanks for all your replies.

Yes I have got FSUIPC and my controllers are set through that.

I went to check the USB Root Hubs just now because I forgot about those this time and yes, some had now got "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" checked - even though I unchecked them originally several weeks ago.

So there doesn't seem to be a way of permanently saving these settings. So I either upgrade to Win10 or check the device settings every few days!


Intel I7-4770 3.4Ghz
16 Gb RAM
nVidia GTX770 2Gb
Windows 8.1 64 bit
P3D 4.4/3.4 FSX SE

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There is a way to edit the registry and stop this behavior in Windows 8.1 BUT getting to Windows 10 is a better solution.

There are still some controllers/devices that are affected in Windows 10 (Thrustmaster MFD, in my case) but overall, the problem is much resolved.

Here is an article I wrote about editing the registry in Win 8.1. See "USB Device Problem"

https://uchisworld.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/exploring-a-dark-forest/

EDIT: PS read the comments to the article as well

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On ‎19‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 12:11 PM, thefrog said:

This has been a longstanding issue for me with Win 8.1 and I wondered if anyone on this forum had experienced the same problem and found a solution. It occurs with my USB joystick, Saitek yoke and throttle. I uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" for the Power Management properties in all the HID's, but then a few days or weeks later, my devices stop functioning mid-flight and I discover that some of them are checked again.

There doesn't seem to be a way of permanently saving the setting.

 

Any thoughts would be welcome!

This will fix it:

 

http://uraster.com/en-us/products/usbenhancedpowermanagerdisabler.aspx

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