Top 4 Ways to Fix USB Not Working after Windows 10 Update

Sep. 19, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

Are you pulling your hair out with USB not working after the Windows 10 Update (Creators Update/Fall Creators Update 1709/Spring Creators Update 1803)? Recently, various Windows 10 Update USB problems come into light, including “USB device is not recognized after the Windows 10 Update”, “USB device stops working after installing the Windows 10 update”, etc. To fix the Windows 10 Update USB not working glitch, you could try the following four methods, also applied to Windows 10 Creators Update and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

1. Update USB Drivers to Fix USB Not Working after Windows 10 Update

Most USB problems are due to outdated USB drivers. You encounter the USB device not recognized after the Windows 10 Update because your USB driver needs an update. You could use Windows Update to do it, but it will be quite a time-consuming process and you might not successfully install the USB driver at last. Alternatively, you could try a professional driver download utility tool like Driver Talent, which could automatically download the Windows 10 Update USB driver in seconds. You don’t need to spend a lot of time searching for it manually.

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You could easily use Driver Talent to download all the USB drivers for Windows 10, such as Intel USB 3.0 drivers, Etron USB drivers, etc.

Here are 3 steps to download the suitable USB drivers to troubleshoot your USB not working or USB device not recognized after Windows 10 Update issue.

Step 1. Scan Your PC

Launch Driver Talent. Click “Scan” to identify your outdated, broken, damaged, corrupted or missing USB drivers.

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Step 2. Download USB Drivers for Windows 10 Update

Click “Peripheral drivers” to enter the “Peripheral Drivers” panel. The USB drivers that meet your specifications will appear and click “Install” to install the exact USB drivers for Windows 10.

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Step 3. Reboot Your PC

Once installed, reboot your PC for the USB driver updates to come into effect.

Note: Bear in mind that back up your drivers with Driver Talent prior to installing new Windows 10 Update USB drivers in case of driver crashes.

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See Also: How to Fix USB Tethering Not Working in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7

Method 2. Change Power Management Settings for USB Controller to Resolve USB Device Not Working after Installing Windows 10 Update

You could also change the Power Management Settings for USB controllers to repair your Windows 10 Update USB not working or USB device not recognized issue. Here’s how.

Step 1. Simply open Device Manager

Step 2. Find Universal Serial Bus controllers section and expand it

Step 3. Right click on the driver USB Root Hub and choose Properties

Step 4. Head to the Power Management tab

Step 5. Make sure that the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power check box is not checked. If it’s checked, uncheck it

Step 6. Click OK to save the changes

Step 7. Repeat the process for all USB Root Hub drivers

Step 8. Reboot your PC

Method 3. Uninstall the USB Controller

The USB controller sometimes can also be a culprit for the USB not working or not recognized after the Windows 10 Update issue. Follow these steps below to uninstall the USB controller:

Step 1. Open the Device Manager

See Also: How to Find Device Manager on Windows 10

Step 2. Find Universal Serial Bus controllers and expand it

Step 3. Right-click the driver in the Universal Serial Bus section and click Uninstall and then OK

Step 4. Repeat the steps for all drivers in the Universal Serial Bus section

Step 5. Reboot your PC

Method 4. Modify the Registry Settings to Fix USB Not Recognized after Windows 10 Update

If none of the aforementioned methods works, you could try to modify the USB related Registry settings to resolve the USB not recognized after the Windows 10 Update problem. Follow these steps:

Step 1. Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog

Step 2. Type regedit and press Enter

Step 3. Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_Machine > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Services > USB

Step 4. If the USB key does not exist into the list, then create a new key USB under Services. Now create a new DWORD value under the key that you’ve just created

Step 5. Keep the USB key selected and right-click on the blank space at the right pane

Step 6. Select New > DWORD value from the context menu

Step 7.Rename this newly created DWORD value as DisableSelectiveSuspend

Step 8. Right-click on DisableSelectiveSuspend and select Modify

Step 9. Put 1 in Value data field and then click OK

Step 10. Reboot your PC

If you know other workaround for the USB not working after Windows 10 Update (Creators Update/Fall Creators Update 1709/Spring Creators Update 1803), please make sure to share with us in the comment section below.


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