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Did Microsoft hide the 'Power buttons and lid' category by default in advanced power settings starting from version 2004?

I recently just upgraded to Windows 10 version 2004. Before that, I created a power plan in addition to the default one, which is used to keep the computer awake seeding torrents, and doing BOINC ...
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Remove Power Options From Start Menu but Keep them in GINA Screen

Please do not close as a duplicate. How to remove shutdown option in start menu of Windows 10 does not solve this problem. I want to see the power options on the GINA screen. The title basically sums ...
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Windows 10 turns off the display after 15 minutes regardless of Power Settings

Problem: Precisely 15 minutes after laptop has been idle, the display turns off/goes black Laptop DELL Inspiron 5490 Windows 10 Home Connected to 2 monitors (1x HDMI 1 Type-C) Plugged in to power ...
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How to verify ethernet sleep and power saving is disable on ethernet cards in Windows?

I am accustomed to seeing a "Power Management" tab on my network adapter. As well, sometimes under the "Advanced" tab you will see something like "ecoSomething" or "...
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Windows 10 power options missing on new laptop

I have two Dell Latitude laptops with Windows 10. An old one and a new one I just got. On the new laptop when I open Power Options --> Advanced settings, I only see the following groups: "Desktop ...
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Windows 8 - Missing 'Balanced' Power Plan

I've seen a similar (although not the same) question here Default Power Plan options apart from Balanced have disappeared, how to restore them? but I did not understand what to do. Basically, when I ...
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Can I edit the tasks list of the Right Click options on Windows 10 Taskbar Icons

I would like to add the option to restore previous session on the tasks option, it this possible?
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Microsoft sculpt ergonomic keyboard waking up my screen

I have Microsoft sculpt ergonomic keyboard which wakes up my monitor as soon as display is turned off due to power setting. As a result, display is momentarily turned off and then turned on right away....
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HP laptop always on high performance after installing SSD drive

I installed a Samsung 850evo SSD drive and it's working fine but the Balanced power plan is missing from the power options. Only Samsung High Performance and HP Recommend power plans are available. ...
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Windows 10 sleep mode issue (Surface Pro 4)

I have an issue with my Surface Pro 4 (Windows 10), and it's battery draining while in sleep mode for example yesterday I just let it sleep for the day, after 10 hrs of the surface just sitting there, ...
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No power options available after Windows update

About two weeks ago after a Windows 10 Professional update, several users with administrator privileges cannot shut down their computer from the Windows button. If I log on as administrator I am ...
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How to bypass Windows 10's auto shutdown on “Critical battery level” when the battery is dead?

If your battery is “critically low” in Windows 10, you get about 45 seconds before it will automatically shut down “for your own good.” Well, if you have a computer with a bad battery, your computer ...
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Windows shutting down rather than hibernating when battery level critical

According to Power Options, my laptop is set to hibernate when the battery level becomes critical, which is defined as 2%. I thought that is what happened last night, after I got the battery warning, ...
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Granular Control of Intel Speedstep? - Skylake Windows 10

Currently both "Balanced" and "Power saver" power plans claim the minimum processor state is 5%, maximum is 100% and the cooling policy is passive. However on power saver the processor (i7 6700HQ) ...
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Windows-Charging indicator sound

Is there a way to make Windows play a sound when the charger is removed. In Linux i usually get sound notification when the charger is removed (a beep sound). Its very helpful to preserve the battery. ...
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Youtube won't let my PC to sleep

I see that there are many people looking for a way to prevent sleeping when they are watching a video, like this one. I am sorta opposite. With the help of powercfg -requests I have determined that ...
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Link “On Battery” and “Plugged in” screen brightness together?

Suppose I was in a dark room using my laptop plugged in. I set the brightness to a low value like 25% because the room was dark. Then, I unplugged the charger because the laptop is completely charged. ...
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Wallpaper change and power plan in win 8.1

My notebook (Windows 8.1) has been doing something strange with the desktop background slideshow. I set it automatically wallpaper change every 5 minutes. It does work, usually. However, sometimes it ...
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Enable power options from lock screen on Windows 10 Home edition

I'm using Windows 10 Home. I don't have the option to sleep / restart / shutdown from the lock screen. There are multiple users on this computer. I just want this button, can't figure out where to ...
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Sleep timer on Windows

I want to run a particular noise generator on my PC (mynoise.net) at night, and have it running for a set length of time before putting the Windows to sleep (I don't want to shut down Windows, just do ...
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What is the difference between Power Saver and Energy Saver?

My Lenovo Yoga laptop has three power options in mobility center. Power Saver Energy Saver High Performance What is the difference between Power Saver and Energy Saver options? I'm using Windows 8.1 ...
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How do I add this data to the registry? (Windows 8)

While hunting around for a solution to the "Do nothing" power option for when the laptop lid is closed being absent, I came across this: By adding the registry keys: Windows Registry Editor ...
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Windows 8.1 Hibernation / WOL issues. Last Wake command never works

I setup Windows 8 and had WOL working without issue. The machine would hibernate according to the Power Plan I setup OR by using the shortcut %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,...
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Windows 8.1 Won't Sleep When Idle

Ever since I upgraded to the Windows 8.1 beta (and even now with the Windows 8.1 RTM), my computer will not idle to sleep. This wouldn't be that much of a problem since I almost always remember to ...
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Why won't my computer go to sleep automatically?

Windows 8 is set to sleep after 30 mins, and it used to work, but recently it's started refusing to sleep. (I can still manually ask it to go to sleep without any issue.) I was having issues a while ...
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Windows 7 machine shuts down without warning

I'm running into a problem that my PC shuts down without giving me any warnings. I'm suspecting it's because my desktop PC's power plan settings is for a laptop. Both "balanced" and "power saver" ...
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xfce power-manager->monitor difference between sleep/switch off

If I go to Settings-PowerManager->Monitor tab there are (among others) two sliders for management. 1. "Put Display to sleep when computer is inactive for:" 2. "Switch off display when computer is ...
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New Memory Power Management options in Power Options?

These options are listed under Memory Power Management in the Power Options on my laptop: Backoff channel heat break tolerance Consecutive time units to mark a page as cold Backoff channel heat check ...
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Set Windows XP power button action to “Do nothing” with script or registry setting

How do I set the "When I press the power button on my computer:" option in Windows XP to "Do nothing" with a registry key or script? I found this example in searching, however it is supposed to be ...
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Allow standard users to change power plans in Windows Server 2008 R2

When I login to a standard user account I can't change the power plans as it says that the settings are managed by the system admin. I can change them when logged into the admin account but not in the ...
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How to permanently save power options in windows 7

How can I set the hard disk to never turn off permanently?And the sleep to never, together with the hibernate. Because the options resets to their default values when I turn off, log off or restart my ...
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My monitor doesn't auto-turn off!

I have Windows Vista and I've set up my display to turn off after 1 minute of inactivity in Power Options. However, it simply doesn't. I also tried a utility called "nircmd" which has a "power ...