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How do you choose which power plans are visible when you click on the battery in the notification area?

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which version of windows? – Babu Jul 24 '09 at 3:53
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In Windows 7 you gives by default (checked the Help file) Balanced and Power saving mode, to get High performance you have to manually set it to show it.

You can create your own plan and customize it to suit your needs. For example, if you frequently use a laptop to give presentations, you can create a plan that keeps the display turned on during the presentations and ensures that your computer stays awake.


If you created power plans that you no longer use or need, delete them. You can't delete Balanced, Power saver, High performance, or the plan that you're currently using (the active plan).

So in the end really the choices are fairly limited if your sticking with the Windows settings and don't hack the registry

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How do I go about "hacking the registry" to change the power plans listed by default – Midhat May 10 '11 at 22:10
@Midhat, I honestly wouldn't know, so I'd advise you ask it as a question, though I generally wouldn't recommend it. – Ivo Flipse May 10 '11 at 23:01

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