Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Power plan

31 Dec 2010   #1
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Power plan

a)I change advanced power option too <<turn off hard disk never>> is that ok?
b)When i try to open my other hard disks E: and F: i get that loading thing,is that normal?
c)If i download something and set the computer to sleep mode the download it will continue or is stop?




Attached Thumbnails
-e.png   -f.png  
Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
31 Dec 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
a)I change advanced power option too <<turn off hard disk never>> is that ok?
b)When i try to open my other hard disks E: and F: i get that loading thing,is that normal?
c)If i download something and set the computer to sleep mode the download it will continue or is stop?
A ok but will wear out hd faster
b if you mean the green line that is the index and normal
c-Will stop unless configured properly.



ken j
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2010   #3
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I'm sorry that I interfere,but want to ask something. If I set to turn off hdd after ... 30 min lets say,and in background something is downloading,after 30 minutes the download will continue or it will stop. (because the hdd will turn off) ?
Thanks,StalkeR
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Jan 2011   #4
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
a)I change advanced power option too <<turn off hard disk never>> is that ok?
b)When i try to open my other hard disks E: and F: i get that loading thing,is that normal?
c)If i download something and set the computer to sleep mode the download it will continue or is stop?
A ok but will wear out hd faster
b if you mean the green line that is the index and normal
c-Will stop unless configured properly.



ken j
A ok but will wear out hd faster <-->WHY? and have i any benefits or negatives from that? (turn off hard disk never)
b if you mean the green line that is the index and normal<-->have i any benefits or negatives from that? is that ok to disable index?what exactly is index?
c-Will stop unless configured properly. how to configure that?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2011   #5
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
a)I change advanced power option too <<turn off hard disk never>> is that ok?
b)When i try to open my other hard disks E: and F: i get that loading thing,is that normal?
c)If i download something and set the computer to sleep mode the download it will continue or is stop?
A ok but will wear out hd faster
b if you mean the green line that is the index and normal
c-Will stop unless configured properly.



ken j
A ok but will wear out hd faster <-->WHY? and have i any benefits or negatives from that? (turn off hard disk never)
b if you mean the green line that is the index and normal<-->have i any benefits or negatives from that? is that ok to disable index?what exactly is index?
c-Will stop unless configured properly. how to configure that?
A.) (I love this letter system lol...) Nothing is permanent, so if you run a machine constantly, eventually it will wear out. how long that takes depends on what machine and how well it was pieced together. In this case, that machine is your hard drive. It shouldn't be a problem really, provided you don't have the world's social security numbers on it

B.) Index is how you search. it is in the start menu and that white bar where you can type something in and have it display what you want, such as "control panel" and it will show control panel and you can click on it. Its just a simpler way of finding documents and such, and can safely be disabled if you don't need to go looking for stuff or aren't lazy like I am.

However, that green bar search for drive contents is not exactly the index. Its reading the drive and displaying your drives contents after a search for it. Enabling or disabling the index does not effect this search (unless your computer is really really slow, in which case disabling index speeds up your computer). The index is a computer's search for you so you don't have to. Or you could search manually through start menu links and menus or through your computer, then clicking on your hard drive and browsing its contents

C.) Go into power options, then "Change Plan settings" and then advanced power options. At the bottom of the list under multimedia settings and under "when sharing media", there is an option to prevent idling to sleep. That is the option you want to have selected in this case. If you force the computer to sleep, than I do believe it will stop it, and I'm not sure on its success in reinstating the connection once it wakes. The network usually goes to "sleep" as well and any hardware dealing with that. You can set your computer to sleep in a set time limit so you don't have to, but if you set it wrong, it wont go to sleep. Follow this tutorial for sleep mode if you'd like: Power Plan Settings - Change
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2011   #6
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
I'm sorry that I interfere,but want to ask something. If I set to turn off hdd after ... 30 min lets say,and in background something is downloading,after 30 minutes the download will continue or it will stop. (because the hdd will turn off) ?
Thanks,StalkeR
Read my post right above this one for what I said in C.). Then you should have no trouble.

But yes, the download will stop if HDD is forced off. If you are downloading and you have the hard drive set to turn off after a set period of time, then it will not turn itself off until the download is complete (Most of the time). Most downloads complete way before the time you set the HDD to turn off, unless you set the time at a very low number in the power options. If you have something downloading and it fails, most of the time you can just redownload it.

Overall, you should be fine setting your HDD to turn off after a number of minutes even while downloading content. That takes an action and your HDD registers that and does not count down to the time it turns off at, until it registers that the computer hasn't been active in however much time you've set it to turn the HDD off at.

I almost think I was a little too thorough in my reply, I will try to refine my statements better in the future (For now, I'm just too tired)

*edit* and my grammar is lacking lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Power plan




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Missing power state controls in advanced power plan settings
Hi guys, I'm new here and this is my first post. I have an Optiplex 745 running Windows 7 Professional. Normally in the advanced setting section of the power plan option I have the option to change the power state, however all of a sudden these options have just totally disappeared. Any help is...
General Discussion
how to let power plan do this
so i tried changing power plan settings in one user and its changed in the other user how to let power plan have a separate one for each user using windows 7 home premium or ultimate also chose what the power button does settings deferent for each user
General Discussion
How can I change power plan and run scripts based on power state?
I overclock my CPU by changing its FSB and I have scheduled (Task Scheduler) this script to run every time I logon to Windows. But I would like to schedule it to downclock when I pull the power cord and then overclock as I plug it back in. Is this possible? It would also be nice if Windows changed...
General Discussion
Power Plan - Create Shortcut to Change Power Plan
How to Create a Shortcut to Change Power Plans in Windows 7 and Windows 8 This tutorial will show you how to create or download shortcuts that will allow you to change or switch to the High Performance, Balanced, Power Saver, or a custom power plan instantly without having to go through Power...
Tutorials
Power Options/Power plan settings?
From Windows 98SE/2000/XP SP3 I always set my power settings as always on/never shut down (hard drive always on) with the exception of turn off display after 10 mins. Both my PCs are on for about 16-20 hrs each day and I always shut them down manually every night. Now in Windows 7, I created a...
Performance & Maintenance
Power Plan - Rename
How to Rename a Power Plan Name in Windows 7 and Windows 8 This tutorial will show you how to rename power plans (schemes) to have any name you would like in Windows 7 and Windows 8. You will need to be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial. EXAMPLE:...
Tutorials


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App