How To Manage Power Settings On Windows 7

Managing power settings of your system, be it a desktop or laptop, is much different in case your operating system is Windows 7. You must have been familiar already with the management of power settings for Windows XP. Having a detailed walk through about Windows 7 power options is advisable for you as well.

Manage Power Settings On Windows 7

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Firstly, Windows 7 offers enhanced features and more options for an efficient management of power in comparison to Windows XP. Altering your plans of saving battery power conveniently in the case of your laptop is just of them. Similarly, you can now opt to reduce the amount of energy consumed by your desktop while running.

Given below are the simple steps that allow you to manage the power options in Windows 7 as per your requirement.

Steps To Manage Power Settings On Windows 7

Accessing The Power Settings In Windows 7

Manage Power Settings in windows 7

Click on “Start” menu and navigate to “Search” bar. Include the words “power settings” (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Choose A Predefine Plan Of Your Choice

Manage Power Settings in windows 7

Open the “Power Options” screen to select one of the three predefined plans available in the form of Balanced, Power saver, and High performance.

Select Your Preferred Choices For Power Management

Manage Power Settings in windows 7

By clicking on “Choose what the power button does”, you will be able to access several choices like “Requiring a password on wakeup”. For instance, if you set “When I press the power button” to “Do nothing”, you never encounter any issues even after pressing power button inadvertently.

Manipulating The Predefined Power Plans In Vista 7

Manage Power Settings in windows 7

You can customize the power options in a more appropriate manner. Clicking on “Change plan settings” allow you to exercise more options in this regard.

Note: You will be able to alter the amount of inactive time prior to the switching off of the monitor. The computer will go into Sleep mode if not.

Getting The Default Settings Back

Manage Power Settings in windows 7

Windows 7 offers advanced power management options to let you manage power efficiently. In case, if you need to retain the default settings, then clicking on “Restore default settings” will do the needful.

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Prioritize Your Power Plan Options

Manage Power Settings in windows 7

Creating a custom plan is exclusively available in Windows 7. All you need to do is to click on “Create a power plan” option from the Power Options section. In the next step, prefer the most preferred plan and name it accordingly.

Create The Chosen Plan

After you choose the desired plan, go to the next step. Opt for sleep and display settings in order to click on “Create”, which makes the desired plan active.

Select “Change advanced power settings” option only if you are an advanced user. This is because manipulating any of the power settings in the advanced mode might lead to the improper function of your system.

Managing the power management options in Windows 7 can be done more specifically. It all depends upon the kind of requirement you have got and the way you use your system. By following the above steps, you can resolve issues such as improper power settings and sudden shutting down of your computer system.



John Nevin