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Windows 7: Switch to Windows Aero Basic when on Battery Power


22 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Switch to Windows Aero Basic when on Battery Power

Hey guys, wanted to ask a question.

Is there a way to have Windows 7 switch to Aero Basic when on battery power. I see that when on the Power Saver mode, it turns off transparency when on battery power. I guess this is enough, but if it was to disable Aero, would that give me more battery life, or should I just keep it disabling Transparency?

Sorry if this is in the wrong category, couldn't find a "Power" section.

Thanks for your suggestions / opinions.

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23 Dec 2010   #2

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Is there no way for you to manually configure what you want to turn off and what you want to keep on.

There may be an option for advanced settings?

Im pretty sure that the transparency along with other features is aero...
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23 Dec 2010   #3

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

create a shortcut and put the following info in red into the target part of the shortcut.

see pic




%windir%\system32\Rundll32.exe dwmApi #104 -------disable

%windir%\system32\Rundll32.exe dwmApi #102 -------enable


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23 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
create a shortcut and put the following info in red into the target part of the shortcut.

see pic




%windir%\system32\Rundll32.exe dwmApi #104 -------disable

%windir%\system32\Rundll32.exe dwmApi #102 -------enable

Thanks, but when I double click the shortcut, it doesn't work
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25 Dec 2010   #5

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

if I attach mine it only uploads the runndll.exe file


sorry
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