How Windows® 7 helps you to conserve power
Windows 7 is an efficient operating system from Microsoft and it truly enhances efficiency not only in terms of productivity but also in conserving power. With the increasing thrust on the conservation of natural resources in recent times, saving power has become quite important. Here’s where Windows 7 scores over other operating systems with its inbuilt power saving features. Let’s take a look at how Windows 7 operating system helps computer users to conserve power.
Windows 7 has hardware power management features
Windows 7 optimizes power consumption by the hardware components of a computer. The operating system has the capability to regulate how the different processes that are running on the computer use the processor. What’s more, Windows 7 offers inbuilt device driver support for power management capabilities that are incorporated in hardware developed by various manufacturers. This enables the tech personnel to take advantage of the power saving features of computer components and peripherals.
Windows 7 users can customize power saving options
In Windows 7, there are several power saving options that can be configured by users. You can choose from the ‘Balanced’ and ‘Power Saver’ plans. If the ‘Power Saver’ plan is used, the computer works on a combination of optimized power consumption settings that enhance battery backup. Users can also select when Windows 7 dims or powers off the display. And there is the ‘Hibernate’ mode that can be enabled when the laptop lid is closed. All these features of Windows 7 can help users to reduce the power consumption.
Businesses can easily set power management policies in Windows 7
The new Windows 7 settings – Adaptive Display Brightness, Reserve Battery Notification Level, and Allowing Automatic Sleep with Open Network Files – help information technology professionals to manage power consumption in a simple and accurate manner. A new power Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider can be used to configure power regulation settings. Through the ‘Group Policy’ settings, enterprises can implement the power saving options of Windows 7. Not only this, Windows 7 also offers diagnostics utilities (Power Efficiency Diagnostics and Powercfg command line tool) to troubleshoot power management issues.
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