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will this UPS keep my computer and modem running for that minute and then shut off when the generator kicks in to supply power to the house?

As long as the connected equipment doesn't overload the capacity (and 400VA isn't very much!), then the UPS will function as you describe... drain the battery only for as long as it takes your generator to spin up, and then cuts to gen power (because it honestly doesn't know where the line voltage is coming from, only that it's there).
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