Surface Pro 3 WiFi Issues: How to turn off InstantGo?

What is InstantGo?

InstantGo maintains network connectivity when your screen is off in standby mode, allowing the system to update things in the background, and keeping it ready to instantly resume.

 

Prior to following this instruction make sure to save all the necessary information, data and documents, that are currently open on your Surface, as you would need to restart your device.

 

ENABLE HYPER-V

  • From the Charms Menu, search for Programs and features

  

  • Open Programs and Features window and select Turn Windows features on or off from the menu on the left side.

 

  • In the Windows features window, ensure the Hyper-V feature is checked

 

  •  Restart your device

 

 

TURN OFF INSTANTGO: CONFIGURE POWER OPTIONS

 

  • From the Charms Menu, search for Power options. In the Power option window select Choose what the power buttons do

 

  •  On the System settings window select Change settings that are currently unavailable

 

  •  Uncheck the Turn on fast startup (recommended) box and Save changes

 

  • Back at the main Power Options window, make sure the Balanced (recommended)option is selected and go to Change Plan Settings

 

  • On the Edit power settings window, select Change advanced power settings

 

  • On the advanced settings window under Wireless Adapter Settings/Power Saving Mode set to On Battery: Maximum Performance then click Apply

 

DISABLE HYPER-V

 

  • From the Charms Menu, search for Programs and features

  

  • Open Programs and Features window and select Turn Windows features on or off from the menu on the left side.

 

  • In the Windows features window, ensure the Hyper-V feature is unchecked

 

  •  Restart your device

 

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