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Make Your Own Power Plan

Windows laptops include a few preset power plans for maximizing battery life, but you can also customize your operating system's power-management features (in Windows XP, under Power Options in the Control Panel; in Vista, under Mobile PC in the Control Panel). Setting aggressive targets for when the display turns off and when the machine goes into sleep or hibernate mode will help your battery last longer...

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How can I increase my laptop battery life?


To increase the battery operating timeline you can do a number of things. These usually include dimming the screen, adjusting the power setting to turn the screen off after 10 minutes and stop the hard drive from spinning when idle after a period of time too.

Results will vary from laptop to laptop and depends if the quoted 6 hours 30 minutes time frame is an actual recorded time of usage off ac or based on windows assumption and estimation.

Windows power management can only tell you the time in which battery power is maintainable for based on the consumption rate at the time. With this being said start up and playing games will utilise more power that say word processing after the initial startup has cooled down.

Some laptops can be operated without the battery however there are an increasing number of laptops these days being manufactured without this option. You can attempt to operate it without the battery and doing so will not damage the laptop in any way. If anything it will maintain the life expectancy of the battery.

Jul 05, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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battery plan


Hi, Urusk10
It's better to put external uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) machine to double your power back-up. for hardware plan.
For software power plan on the windows base operating system.
Click control panel > power options. inside power options properties you can see three the power plan you like.

Oct 24, 2011 | Gateway ID49C07u Notebook

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when im on the computer the monitor shuts off a box appears saying power saving enabling monitor to shut down in a few seconds and then it restarts


Windows provides the following plans to help you manage your computer's power:

  • Balanced. Offers full performance when you need it and saves power during periods of inactivity. This is the best power plan for most people.

  • Power saver. Saves power by reducing system performance and screen brightness. This plan can help laptop users get the most from a single battery charge.

  • High performance. Maximizes screen brightness and might increase the computer's performance in some circumstances. This plan uses a lot more energy and will reduce the amount of time that a laptop battery lasts between charges.
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    • High performance doesn't appear on the battery meter by default. To turn on High performance, open Power Options by clicking the Start button ?id=4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type power options, and then click Power Options. Under Select a power plan, click Show additional plans, and then click High performance.

If these plans don't suit your needs, you can create your own power plan, using one of these plans as a starting point.

Feb 13, 2011 | Gateway 510 S PC Desktop

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