Give Life to Your Windows® 7 Laptop Battery
Work for extra hours on your Windows 7 laptop by making some changes in its power settings
Changing power settings of your PC to the Power Saver mode not only saves your electricity bills, but also allows your battery to last longer. If you have Windows 7 operating system on your laptop and you wish to change its power settings so as to save energy, then follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Click on ‘Start’ menu
Step 2: Open ‘Control Panel’
Step 3: Click on ‘System and Security’ link
Step 4: Then open ‘Power Options’
Step 5: Select the power plan as per your individual requirements and preferences. There are three power plans that will appear on your screen: Balanced, Power Saver and High Performance
- Balanced power plan delivers full performance when you are using your computer, and saves power during the inactive periods.
- Power Saver plan reduces your screen brightness, reduces your system performance, and thus save power. This plan can be helpful for laptop users who need to use the device on the go and wish to last the battery longer.
- High Performance plan increases your computer’s performance and maximize your screen’s brightness. This plan consumes a lot of energy and reduces the number of hours your laptop’s battery lasts.
Step 6: Now click on ‘Change plan settings’ button to edit settings for each of the plans
Step 7: Click on ‘Turn off the display’ and a drop down menu will appear
Step 8: Choose time to set when your display should turn off and when your computer should sleep automatically
Step 9: Click on ‘Put the computer on sleep’ and a drop down menu will appear
Step 10: Choose the time required
Step 11: Once you have made the desired changes, you will have to click on ‘Save Changes’ button
Step12: Close the power option window
Changing the power settings can prove to be really beneficial while you are working on your laptop and want its battery to last long.
You can also listen to the step-by-step instructions to change power settings of your laptop in the video below: