Automatically detect system settings that can affect power usage, such as timeout and sleep settings, display settings, and screensavers, and restore them to their default settings with the following Microsoft Fixit

Microsoft Fixithttp://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_battery_power_settings/en-us

it fixes...

  • Period of time before the computer goes to sleep is set too long
  • Screen saver is used instead of setting the computer to enter sleep mode
  • Display brightness is set too high
  • Power plan is not set to the most efficient power plan
  • Wireless adaptor in not optimized for power saving
  • Minimum processor state is set too high

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