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PowerPlan

Automatically adjust your PC Power Plans with Boray POWer

Many a times, situation arise where you have to work on multiple applications at the same time and therefore they demand maximum performance from your system. Most users under such situations would switch to power plans manually from the system tray. […]

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Answers to common Windows Power issues – FAQ

If you have some questions pertaining to some Windows 10/8/7 power issues or problems then this FAQ will definitely be able to help you. Microsoft has compiled an excellent resource of answers to the common questions which a Window user […]

Troubleshoot Power Plans in Windows with PowerCFG Tool

If you need to troubleshoot or know more about the Power Plans in Windows 10/8/7 then you may need to use the PowerCFG powerful command-line tool. This tool helps you in diagnosing power-management issues. PowerCFG Tool You can disable and […]

Power Plans in Windows 10. Which one should you use and when?

Windows 10/8/7 has three main power plans. They are – High Performance, Balanced and Power saver. Each Power Plan has different settings and is meant for varying situations and target different uses. Switching between the plans offers trade-offs between Performance […]

Laptop Battery Usage Tips & Optimization Guide for Windows

The Power Management technologies in Windows provide platform and processor efficiencies that reduce power consumption and can help lower energy costs. It also provides a better user experience with longer battery life for specific scenarios. Laptop Battery Usage Tips Here […]

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What is Windows Kernel Mode Power Manager?

Windows uses power management technology to reduce power consumption for PCs in general and for battery-powered laptops in particular. For example, a Windows computer can be put in a sleep or hibernation state. Windows Kernel Mode Power Manager A complex […]

Green Computing: Energy Savings with Windows 7

Implementing a centralized power management policy can help organizations save significantly on energy costs. Windows 7 has augmented standard power management components with a wide range of advanced features.

Microsoft Joulemeter is a power consumption measurement tool

Joulemeter from Microsoft Research is a software-based mechanism to measure the energy usage of virtual machines (VM), servers, desktops, laptops, and even individual software running on a Windows computer. Microsoft Joulemeter Joulemeter estimates the energy usage of a VM, computer, […]

Make Windows computer sleep when you move away

The Sonar Power Manager uses a new user presence detection technique to shut off the computer display when you are not present.  The goal is to shut off the screen immediately after you leave, even if you just moved the […]

Switch off Monitor from the Windows taskbar with Dark

There may be times when you may want to quickly turn off your computer monitor. Dark is a small free open source app, that will allow you to turn off your laptop screen or desktop monitor from the Windows taskbar. Dark is […]

Change Low Battery Level Notifications In Windows 10/8/7

Windows warns you when your battery charge reaches low, reserve, and critical levels.  You can however, change  the low, reserve, critical battery level notifications in Windows 10/8/7, through the Control Panel. Low, reserve, and critical levels in battery When the […]