How to Enable or Disable Modern Standby on Windows 11 or 10?

On Windows 11/10, there are two power models for PCs: S3 and Modern Standby (S0 Low Power Idle). The S3 power model is an older standard and is incapable of the instant on that consumers expect from modern devices. Modern Standby can leverage a modern chipset’s capabilities and can be integrated across the breadth of tablets and PCs today. The first iteration of Modern Standby was Connected Standby, which first shipped in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Modern Standby expands upon the Windows 8.x Connected Standby concept, allowing for flexibility in component selection and the ability for the OS to manage network connectivity on standby.

Modern Standby expands the Windows 8.1 Connected Standby power model. Connected Standby and Modern Standby enable an instant on / instant off user experience, similar to smartphone power models.

Even though Modern Standby enables an instant on/off user experience like Connected Standby, Modern Standby is more inclusive than the Windows 8.1 Connected Standby power model. Modern Standby allows market segments previously limited to the Traditional Sleep (S3) power model to take advantage of the low-power idle model.

This risewindows article will show you how to enable or disable Modern Standby on Windows 11.

How to Check your System’s Current Sleep State?

To view your system’s current sleep state, do these steps:-

Step 1. First, open an elevated Command Prompt.

Step 2. Now, type the following and hit the Enter key on the keyboard:-

powercfg /a

Step 3. Then, in the output, if you find “Standby (S0 Lower Power Idle) Network Connected/Disconnected,” that means Modern Standby enabled.

Step 4. After that, check Standby (S3) status. If you see the “This standby state is disabled when S0 low power idle is supported” message, your device supports Legacy Standby (S3). So, it would be best if you disabled the Modern Standby to enable Legacy Standby (S3).

How to Turn On or Off Modern Standby on Windows 11 or 10 using Registry Editor?

To enable or disable Modern Standy on Windows 11 or 10 through Registry Editor, perform these steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Now, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power

Step 3. Then, right-click on the Power key and select New > DWORD Value (32-bit).

Step 4. After that, name the newly created REG_DWORD to PlatformAoAcOverride.

Step 5. Next, double-click on PlatformAoAcOverride REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to 0 to disable the Modern Standby.

Step 6. Then, click OK.

Step 7. Finally, restart your laptop.

If you want to enable the Modern Standby (default settings), open the Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power

Here, right-click on the PlatformAoAcOverride REG_DWORD and select the Delete option. Click Yes when prompted.

How to Enable or Disable Modern Standby on Windows 11 or 10 through Command Prompt?

To turn on or off Modern Standby on Windows 11 or 10 using Command Prompt, use these steps:-

Step 1. As usual, open an administrative Command Prompt.

Step 2. Now, type the following and hit the Enter key on the keyboard to disable Modern Standby:-

reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power /v PlatformAoAcOverride /t REG_DWORD /d 0

Step 3. Then, if you want to enable the Modern Standby, type the following and hit the Enter key on the keyboard:-

reg delete "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power" /v PlatformAoAcOverride /f

How to Turn On or Off Modern Standby on Windows 11 or 10 using PowerShell?

To turn on or off Modern Standby on Windows 11 or 10 through Windows PowerShell, use these steps:-

Step 1. First, open an administrative Windows PowerShell.

Step 2. Now, type the following and hit the Enter key on the keyboard to disable Modern Standby:-

reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power /v PlatformAoAcOverride /t REG_DWORD /d 0

Step 3. Then, if you want to enable the Modern Standby, type the following and hit the Enter key on the keyboard:-

reg delete "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power" /v PlatformAoAcOver

Step 4. After that, type Yes when prompted.

Step 5. Press the Enter key on the keyboard.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be helpful to you.

Good luck, guys.

Also, read How to Launch Multiple Apps at Once on Windows 11/10?

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