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(Solved) - Windows 7 Power Options questions

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  • Started 4 years ago by lv2ride
  • Latest reply from LadyFitzgerald
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Okay, I'm new to this site and did a few searches and not finding what I am seeking (or maybe not typing the right key words to get to stand out). :-)

Anyway, working on creating multiple power plan settings for multiple departments and dealing with the 'Turn off the display' feature in both the initial Change settings menu as well as the Advanced power options settings, which also has the 'Turn off the display after' feature.

My question is "are they different or the same feature, just placed in different locations? I ask as I have run a few tests and they seem to work the same.
I am currently working from a desktop, but these will also include laptops so, making sure I do not miss an option/feature.

Thanks in advance to those that reply back!

Posted 4 years ago
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They are the same. One is more accessible just to make it handy.

Accepted Answer · Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 10945

Always control your power controls from here in Control Panel

Manufacturer (OEM) power control can be a pain BTW


Posted 4 years ago
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I use the one in the Control Panel to set my actual usage and I also use the one in my notebook's software to keep my battery charged at 50% capacity to prolong battery life (I change it back to 100% shortly before a trip).

Posted 4 years ago

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