How to Change the Power Scheme Settings in Windows XP

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To configure the power scheme settings in Windows XP, you need to open the Power Options Properties dialog box from the Control Panel. To do this, use the following steps:

1 – Click on Start Menu.
2 – Click on Control Panel.
3 – Click on Performance and Maintenance.
4 – Click on Power Options.

Screenshot of the Power Options Properties Dialog box in Windows XP

Areas to take note of:

Power Scheme.

This dropdown box contains all the power scheme profiles loaded on your computer. The pre built-in profiles that come with Windows XP are – Home/Office Desk, Portable/Laptop, Presentation, Always On, Minimal Power Management, and Max Battery.

Settings For Power_Scheme_Name Power Scheme

These are the actual settings for the power scheme profiles and show the amount of inactivity time that has to occur before the following components turn off – Monitor, Hard Disks, Standby Mode.

Changing the Power Scheme in Windows XP.

To make any changes to the power scheme settings in Windows XP, you have to be logged on with an account that has administrative privileges.

Once you have made the changes to the specific settings on the Power Scheme tab of the Power Options Properties dialog box, click the Apply button to save them.

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Posted 01 Oct 2012, 12:42

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