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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 […]

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Customize Windows screensavers with System Screensavers Tweaker

System Screensavers Tweaker is a freeware portable app which allows you to tweak and change settings of Bubbles, Mystify, Ribbons, Lines and Aurora (excluded in Windows 7 by default) screen savers. System Screensavers Tweaker Screensavers shipped with Windows 8, Windows 7 and […]

Give your Windows PC insomnia !

There may be times that you do not wish your computer to sleep. The default power settings for Windows are set up so a computer will go to sleep after the stipulated minutes of inactivity, thus saving power.

Should you hibernate or shutdown Windows PC at night

A question most energy conscious folks have! Should I hibernate or shut down my Windows PC at night? Which is better? In this article we explore both options and then you can decide for yourself. Hibernate or Shutdown If you’re […]

Microsoft Hohm will help you save energy & money.

Microsoft Hohm is a free online beta application that helps you save energy and money. With Microsoft Hohm you can better understand your home energy usage, get recommendations to conserve energy and start saving.

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Manage Windows Vista Power Schemes Effectively & Efficiently

Most mobile users have Windows Vista on their portable Laptops and as such, it becomes imperative to them to make their battery stretch as far is possible. Fortunately, Vista Is Green; and has great power management schemes. Manage Windows Vista […]

Power Management Improvements in Windows 7/8/10

Microsoft has designed Windows 7 with a strong focus on reducing the overall power consumption by investing in key areas of the platform including performance optimizations, idle resource utilization, device power management, and key end-user scenarios. Power Management Improvements Windows […]

Power Button action and settings in Windows 7

The default setting in the Windows 7 start menu power button displays Shutdown action. But should you wish to, you can change what the Power Button does from Shutdown, to Switch User, Log off, Lock, Restart, Sleep or Hibernate in Windows 7. […]

Why does laptop display dim automatically in Windows 10/8/7

Windows 7 introduced several new power saving measures, in order to extend battery life of your laptop. One very visible feature is the way the laptop screen dims after a set period of time. These power saving features have been […]