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Windows 7: SetPower - dynamically adjust your power settings

18 Sep 2009   #1
johngalt

 
SetPower - dynamically adjust your power settings

I found this little nifty app courtesy of SetPower Adjusts Your Computer's Power Management on a Schedule - Saving Money - Lifehacker. The developer has a sense of humor, too, as seen in this video:



SetPower - Power Management Software


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18 Sep 2009   #2
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Thanks JG - Nice useful find
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18 Sep 2009   #3
johngalt

 

Testing it now.... we'll see how well it works over the next couple of weeks - specifically, I want my home machine available to me during the daytime hours so I can remote in and grab what I need to using the laptop - and I want it sleeping at night when I am sleeping....

If I have any apps that are running that need to keep the computer awake they already do so, so I am not worried about that....

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Initial run - no schedules set

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Adding a new schedule manually

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After both schedules are in


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18 Sep 2009   #4
nomadgamer13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

nice find indeed.... thanks m8!!!! "Its a no brainer!"
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18 Sep 2009   #5
johngalt

 

It is basically a front-end to setting up Task Scheduler items for adjusting your power setting on the fly - if you're familiar with TS, you can bypass installing this app and do it directly in TS - but this app is so easy to use I'd recommend anyone to go ahead and use it at least once.

My new TS items:

-setpower-4-wakeytime.png -setpower-5-sleepytime.png


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18 Sep 2009   #6
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Thanks for the hands on test report JG - I have similar uses as yours except I need time slots open on certain days during the night time so should be useful
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19 Sep 2009   #7
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Great find Thanks
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20 Dec 2011   #8
Vidy

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

I am using windows 7 Home Premium on HP Pavilion desktop, would love to run it but consistently getting error when I open it, it just wont open, installing went fine, anyone else knows if it is an issue with 64 bit pc's? and how do i configure taskscheduler to do it for me i.e what is the name of the program i have to start in taskschedular (i already use task scheduler for other programs)
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21 Dec 2011   #9
Vidy

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

Update-Thanks for the forums, I did browse and think I have solved it.
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