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Windows 7: Any way to auto switch power plans when plugging in to charger?

21 Oct 2014   #1
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Any way to auto switch power plans when plugging in to charger?

anyone know how to do this? when plugging in to AC adapter, the system switches to a different power plan?


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21 Oct 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
In what way,
There are already different settings for plugged in and battery usage
Power Plan Settings - Change
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22 Oct 2014   #3
jpchint

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Any way to auto switch power plans when plugging in to charger?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
anyone know how to do this? when plugging in to AC adapter, the system switches to a different power plan?
It is possible with AVG PC Tune up.
The software comes with PC optimization mode with standard,economy and turbo mode.

It automatically switches to economy mode when running on battery and is restored to normal mode when running on ac supply.It changes its mode automatically based on power supply.

It also consists of turbo mode which is efficient for gaming.


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22 Oct 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Zapp,

In addition, here's an option to be able to quickly change power plans via your desktop context menu.

Power Plan - Choose from Desktop Context Menu in Windows
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22 Oct 2014   #5
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

let me try to be clear:
when on battery, I want 'Balanced" plan with all my custom settings [already done]
when I plug into AC Adapter I want windows 7 to automatically switch to "High Performance" plan [which I have setup, but I have to manually change over from Balanced to High Performance]

my understanding is that high performance features such as the use of overclock/turbo settings are not available in "balanced" or the "power saving" defaults. but I could be wrong... wouldn't be the first time
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22 Oct 2014   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I believe the Balanced power settings are best all around let windows manage the settings that's why balanced is there
Cheers.
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22 Oct 2014   #7
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
"I believe" the Balanced power settings are best all around let windows manage the settings that's why balanced is there
Cheers.
I didn't know we dealt with belief systems here... Oh! yes we do... just take a look at the "best anti-virus" thread!!

the issue is maximum performance.
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22 Oct 2014   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Brink posted an alternative to switch manually,
Belief system works very well depending on how much junkware is installed
Cheers.
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22 Oct 2014   #9
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
A workaround

I'll just throw this in. It's not a perfect solution but it's possible to change power plans just by running any process that you care to define.
Any way to auto switch power plans when plugging in to charger?-process-lasso.jpg
This screenshot shows the Power Plan changing when EmEditor is run then being restored to the original Power Plan when the process stops.

I can't figure out if any additional process runs when a charger is plugged in - or at least I couldn't track one down on my machine.


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22 Oct 2014   #10
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
my understanding is that high performance features such as the use of overclock/turbo settings are not available in "balanced" or the "power saving" defaults. but I could be wrong... wouldn't be the first time
It is okay to be wrong, which you are. Turbo boost and overclocking are not affected by which plan you have enabled. It is just how they are configured with their default settings.

For example you can configure the high performance mode to be super power saving if you wanted. The actual plans are just setting profiles to quickly change as the need arised.
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