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Disabling Windows Connected Standby

Disabling Windows Connected Standby

Learn how to disable Connected Standby--and why you likely shouldn't.

Q. How do I disable Connected Standby on a device?

A. If a device supports Connected Standby, you should take advantage of that capability. Only modern applications that are registered can send a limited amount of network traffic at a scheduled interval, which means Connected Standby generally offers only benefits. However, if you want to use basic sleep instead of Connected Standby, you can disable the feature as follows:

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe).
  2. Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power.
  3. Double-click CsEnabled and set to 0, then click OK.
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