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Windows 7: Problem when changing power plans; changes won't take effect immediate

03 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Problem when changing power plans; changes won't take effect immediate

Hi,

Straight to buisness: When I change power plans, let's say from "Power saver" to "Balanced" the changes does not take affect immediately. Any ideas?

Background:

I have just started using the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), and these are the following changes I have made, and nothing else:

  • "Hide the notification area"
  • "Turn off all balloon notifications"
After this the sympons to the aforementioned problem occurred.


So my initial thoughts are that when I created a shortcut to <Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options>, the changes won't take affect immediately. Before I used to just right-click the power icon in the notification area, but as mentioned, I have hidden the notification area, so I can no longer do this.


I have also tried the following guide to create power plan shortcuts:
Power Plan - Create Shortcut to Change Power Plan


That does not work either, so I'm stumped...only way to make the changes (for instance from "Power saver" to "Balanced") is to either reboot or log off-log on.

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03 May 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

There are some system changes that you can make which can take effect immediately, some which require the user to log off and back on again, and some require a reboot. If in doubt, a reboot is probably the best option.
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03 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
There are some system changes that you can make which can take effect immediately, some which require the user to log off and back on again, and some require a reboot. If in doubt, a reboot is probably the best option.

Ok, that makes sense, however: the reboot is very annoying, because of the reasons one would use the ability to change power plans from a state from "non-sleep" to "sleep" (for instance when watching a movie, and when the movie is finished, the computer goes to sleep). Also, this worked before, so why do you think a reboot is the best option, when the method I previously had was as it should be; working?
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