Windows 11 old pains

Copper Contributor

Windows has at least from W7 several old problems that still exist:

-losing internet connection after waking up from sleep: solution reboot

-losing a printer connection: solution reboot (sometimes printer power off/on and reboot again). This happens mostly after a week or so of not booting and several times actibvatig sleep mode (about 3 to 4 times per day).

-The hidden taskbar will not pop-up: solution is minimize some windows. Lately I found out that Ctrl+Esc solves this problem for that moment.

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I advise you to open start and search for feedback and open the Feedback Hub app and report these issues.
Visit your device's manufacturer website and download and install the latest driver (especially for Network).
Try check for printer's update.

@BarryJobThe default settings force all the peripherals into a low-power state when the computer is idle or inactive for a period of time (this can be changed via the control panel or with a script.)


How to use Registry Editor to disable network adapter power management on a single computer


1.) Start Powershell -> Start Menu -> Run -> taskmgr -> File -> Run new Task -> %SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -> Select "Create this task with administrative privileges." -> Click OK.

Set-NetAdapterAdvancedProperty -Name "Ethernet" -IncludeHidden -AllProperties -RegistryKeyword "PnPCapabilities" -RegistryValue "24";
Set-NetAdapterAdvancedProperty -Name "Wi-Fi" -IncludeHidden -AllProperties -RegistryKeyword "PnPCapabilities" -RegistryValue "24";

NOTE: You will have to manually verify the names of the devices in the Control Panel (Network Connections) if this does not work -> Start Menu -> Run -> ncpa.cpl


2A.) Control Panel -> Power Options -> Balanced -> Change plan settings ->

2B.) Hard disk -> Turn off hard disk after -> Never

2C.) USB selective suspend setting -> Disabled