How to Launch It
- Open the traditional Control Panel through the Start Screen or using the Run Windows command “control”.
- Select “Category” view for Control Panel.
- Select “System and Security” category. This opens a new page containing the subcategories.
- Select “Power Options”. This will launch the applet on the same control panel page.
- High Performance – This plan will not at all take energy consumption into consideration. The system will concentrate only on performance and speed. This may be an ideal plan for a gaming PC.
- Balanced – The system keeps a balance between performance and energy consumption. It uses performance wherever required, like gaming, and will try to save energy in low-intensity applications.
- Power saver – The system will do as much as it can to lower energy consumption, without giving much thought to the performance. This is an ideal plan for a battery-powered laptop.
Power Plan SettingsYou can customize the settings of a power plan. The customization is divided based on what power source your system is running on – AC power or battery. The settings provide four customizations for both the power sources.
- Time duration after which the display should be dimmed.
- Time duration after which the display should be turned off.
- Time duration after which the computer should be put to sleep.
- Adjust the screen brightness
System Power SettingsThese settings deal with any physical interactions like pushing a physical power button, or closing the lid, etc. They apply to the system, regardless of a power plan. Again, an action is carried out depending on the power source of the machine – battery or AC. The following 3 customizations are available.
- Pressing the physical power button
- System and Security – Power Optionsressing the physical sleep button
- Closing the lid
- Put the computer to sleep
- Hibernate the system
- Shut down the system
- Do nothing