Change Power Options in Windows 8
Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Jen M, Anonymous
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Move the mouse cursor to the lower-left corner of the screen and right-click there.
In the menu that opens, click "Power Options".
Let's change the plan settings.
For example, in our case, it is set to "Balanced". This is recommended, but we can click to choose "Power saver" or "High performance", or any other option if available. We can also change the settings for each of those plans. Click "Change plan settings" next to the plan in use. In our case, that is "Balanced".
Now we can choose when to turn off the display when it's on battery and when it's plugged in.
We can also choose when to put the computer to sleep and adjust the brightness of the screen, both when on battery and when plugged in. Let's click "Change advanced power options".
In this menu, we can select features one by one and decide whether to save power or use the maximum capacity of the computer.
For example, double-click "USB settings".
Double-click "USB selective suspend settings".
It is currently "Enabled" for "On battery" and "Enabled" for "Plugged in". We can disable either of them. Set everything according to preference, and click "OK".
To save changes in the "Edit Plan Settings" window, if any were made, the "Save changes" button will be available to click.
It's not yet in our case, because we haven't changed anything.
Let's click on the dropdown menu next to "Turn off the display" when "On battery".
We will click "3 minutes" to set the computer to turn off the display in three minutes when on battery.
Close the "Power Options" window by clicking on the "X" in the top right-hand corner.
This concludes our tutorial on how to change power options on Windows 8 computers.
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Video: Change Power Options in Windows 8
Recent edits by: Jen M, Amanda, Lukward Thomason