To change your Power Options, you will need to access your computer’s Control Panel. To do this, open the Start Menu and select “Control Panel”. Once the Control Panel is opened, look for the “Power Options” icon.
Once you have selected the Power Options icon, a window will appear with several tabs that will allow you to customize your power settings. On the main Power Options page, you can choose from three different power plans: Balanced, High Performance, and Power Saver.
The Balanced plan is the default setting for most computers and offers a balance between performance and energy efficiency. This plan is recommended for most users as it helps maximize battery life while still delivering acceptable performance.
The High Performance plan is designed for users who require maximum performance from their computers. This plan allows the system to use all available resources to its fullest potential, but it also results in more power consumption.
The Power Saver plan is designed to extend battery life. It does this by scaling back processor performance, which reduces its energy consumption but may negatively affect performance. The Power Saver plan should only be used when running on battery power.
Once you have selected one of the available power plans, you can modify their individual settings by clicking the “Change Plan Settings” link beside each plan. This will bring up a page with further options that you can adjust, such as setting the display brightness, or how long until the system goes into sleep mode.
Once you are done making changes to your power settings, click “Save Changes” and the changes will take effect immediately. Remember, if you are running on battery power, make sure you select the Power Saver plan to get the longest battery life out of your system.