Power management settings can be adjusted in Windows Control Panel to manage power usage and conserve energy. Power management settings enable users to customize how their computer operates, as well as when it goes into low-power or sleep states.
To adjust power management settings in Windows Control Panel:
1. Open the Start menu and select the Control Panel.
2. Click on the System and Security tab.
3. Click on Power Options.
4. Select the Change plan settings link to the right of the desired power plan.
5. Choose the Change advanced power settings link at the bottom of the window.
6. A list of settings related to power options will appear.
7. Expand each setting to modify the settings which best suit the user’s needs.
8. When changes are complete, click the Apply button at the bottom of the window.
9. Click OK to save changes.
The Advanced Power Options settings provide further customization of power management settings. For example, the user can control how long the computer waits before automatically going into a low-power or sleep state. The user can also customize the performance settings of the computer, such as managing the maximum and minimum processor speed.
Users may also customize the display settings to determine how dark the display should be when running on battery power or plugged into an electrical outlet. Additionally, users can set the time before the display is turned off or the computer is put into a sleep mode.
The power management settings offered in Windows Control Panel allow users to modify their computer’s behavior for different scenarios. By taking advantage of these options, users can fine-tune their computers’ performance to conserve energy and reduce their energy bills.