1. WildKarrde's Avatar
    I'm quite keen on getting the maximum possible battery life out of my Surface, and one of the things most disappointing to me about the SP4 is the lack of many advanced options in the customization of my power plans. Compared to my SP2 (both PC's running Win10Pro)

    I'm missing:
    Hard Disk
    Internet Explorer
    Wireless Adapter Settings
    USB Settings
    Intel(R) Graphics Settings
    PCI Express
    Processor Power Management
    Multimedia Settings

    I've clicked the "Change settings that are currently unavailable) button, but all that does it make the button go away (on both the SP2 and SP4).

    How do I get my settings back??
    11-09-2015 11:41 AM
  2. boltman2013's Avatar
    11-09-2015 12:01 PM
  3. GatsbyGlen's Avatar
    Instead of doing registry hacks, you can also disable Connected Standby and set the values as you would normally within Windows. The other option is to issue powercfg commands that set the items. I think the easiest is to disable Connected Standby, reboot, go into power options and set as you normally would, re-enable CS and reboot. At anytime you can see what the current options are by using "powercfg /query"

    Set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\CsEnabled to 0
    WildKarrde likes this.
    11-09-2015 12:09 PM
  4. WildKarrde's Avatar
    Thanks for the answers! I disabled Connected Standby and got my options back. I won't be re-enabling it though, as I never use sleep mode anyway.
    11-09-2015 12:32 PM

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