After Windows 10 upgrade, it’s possible that one of your USB devices isn’t working. However, if that happens, there’s no need for you to worry as this issue can be resolved easily — and I will show you the steps.
Whether you are having problems with a USB mouse, pen drive, keyboard, or any other USB device, this post is all you need.
I have listed 5 possible solution. Needless to say, you don’t have to try each one. Start with the first one, and if that doesn’t work, move on to the next step.
So let’s dive in.
Make Sure The Device Itself Is Not Faulty
Before you try any other troubleshooting step, ensure the USB device is fit and fine.
So how can you check this?
Simply unplug the device and plug it back into a different computer. In case you find it working fine on the new device, you can safely assume there’s nothing wrong with the USB device itself.
However, if the device doesn’t work, it’s about time you get a replacement.
Check The Power Supply (Only For Laptop Users)
The power supply of your laptop delivers power to the USB ports. In case if this isn’t happening properly, there’s a good chance you will not be able to use the devices plugged into the USB ports.
You might be able to fix this problem by performing the following simple steps:
- Unplug the power supply as well as charger plug
- Reboot the laptop
- Connect the USB device back to your laptop
- Plug in the power supply
Check Power Management Settings
Windows saves power by switching off the USB controllers when they are idle and switches them on the moment they are needed. However, at times things don’t go as designed. As a result, Windows doesn’t switches USB controllers on when you need them.
To prevent this from causing USB-related problems, simply ensure Windows isn’t ‘managing’ power to the USB controllers as well as devices.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Type Device Manager in the Start Search box and click it in the results box
- Expand Universal Serial controllers
- You may or may not see multiple devices. In either scenarios, double-click the USB Root Hub device that appears first in the list
- Click Power Management (the rightmost tab)
- Un-select the Allow the computer…. option. Now click OK
- Now repeat the last 3 steps (From step 3 to step 5) for all USB Root Hub devices that appear in the list
Update USB Device Drivers
Quiet often USB-related issues, including this one, occurs because of outdated or missing drivers. Thankfully, this is one problem you can solve in a jiffy. All you have to do is download a reputable driver update tool, like Driver Downloader.
This tool is not only super-fast but also extremely reliable. In a matter of a few seconds it can update all your outdated drivers, including USB device drivers.
However, to get automatic updates, you will have to register Driver Downloader. Since it has a 30-day money-back guarantee on it, this shouldn’t be a problem. Another incentive of registering it is that you get access to a great customer support team.
Click the link below to download Driver Downloader
Check USB Ports
In case you weren’t able to solve the issue using any of these steps, it is possible that your USB ports are damaged. The only way to find out if that’s really the case is to take your computer to the local PC repair store and have an experienced technician look under the hood.