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I have an hp laptop and there are three power options. the one i have currently set and it is balanced between computer power and computer performance. the one i want is the one where the battery last longer and the computer performance is a little less. which one would be better and what is computer performance and will it slow down the internet.

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Set it up so when it's on AC power, nothing is shutdown. On battery, I set mine to shut down after 30 minutes of inactivity.

I never let power mgmt turn off the hard drive in either mode. It doesn't save much when on battery, and usually causes problems with certain programs.

Internet access wouldn't be affected by these settings.

Another power setting that should not be on, is found under

Control Panel/System/Device Manager/Network Cards.

Right click on the network cards, go to Properties/Power Management.

Clear the boxes that allow the computer to turn off the card. Another setting that's more trouble than it's worth.

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