Open the Control Panel and click on “Power Options”
When you need to change your computer’s power settings, the first place to look is the Control Panel. Click on “Power Options,” and you’ll see various options for conserving energy and customizing your power settings. You can choose from several pre-configured power plans or create your own. The “Balanced” plan strikes a good balance between performance and energy conservation, but if you want to squeeze every last bit of power out of your computer, you can select the “Power saver” plan. Or, if you’re using your computer for gaming or other resource-intensive tasks, you can select the “High performance” plan. Whichever plan you choose, the Power Options control panel makes it easy to customize your computer’s power settings.
Select the “Change Plan Settings” for your current power plan
Now that you’ve selected your new power plan, it’s time to make some changes to the default settings. Under the “Change Plan Settings” heading, you’ll see a number of options that you can adjust to save energy. For example, you can choose how long your computer will remain inactive before it goes into sleep mode. You can also specify when your monitor and hard drive should turn off. If you make changes to any of these settings, be sure to click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the screen. By taking a few minutes to customize your power settings, you can significantly reduce your energy consumption.
Change the setting for “Put The Computer To Sleep” to “Never”
As anyone who has ever been jolted awake by a loud computer fan knows, it is important to change the setting for “Put The Computer To Sleep” to “Never.” Not only will this help to prevent your computer from waking itself, but it will also save you from being awoken at night by the sound of your computer struggling to stay cool.
Click on “Save Changes” and restart your computer
Making changes to your computer’s settings can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not sure what you’re doing. However, with a little bit of patience and elbow grease, it’s often possible to get your machine running just the way you want it.