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Windows 7: power options on 64bit RC

26 Sep 2009   #1
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 
power options on 64bit RC

When I used 32bit windows 7 RC build 7100 on this laptop I could change power options between custom 1 minute monitor and 10 minute monitor. Two profiles I made. It worked well. I'd click the icon, and it would display the two profiles I used most and that I wanted it to show.

When I put 64bit RC 7100 on the laptop to see how it would do, I found I cannot do that. It will only allow one custom profile that I made to show and be easily accessible. The other will always be the useless default PowerSave.

I would like the 64bit power options to function as the 32bit did. So that it will show the two profiles I want it to show instead of only one and powersave.

Is there a fix for this? can I force it to show my two profiles instead of always having the one I don't want?


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26 Sep 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Tannim,

You can create shortcuts for these power plans, then pin them to the taskbar to make switching between them easy to do.

Power Plan - Create Shortcut to Change Power Plan

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Sep 2009   #3
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

that takes up a lot of extra space on the task bar. Isn't there a way to make it work as it did in 32bit? In 32bit I clicked on the power/battery icon one time and then chose the power profile I wanted out of the two it showed.

Thanks though.
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26 Sep 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Tannim,

You can left click on the Power icon to select a power plan instead.

power options on 64bit RC-power_icon.jpg


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26 Sep 2009   #5
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

right, I left click on the power icon, and in the 32bit it would show the two I used most, the 1 minute and 10 minute monitor. On 64 bit when I click it, it will show... 1 minute monitor and powersave, or 10 minute and powersave. I want that to show 1 minute and 10 minute monitor profiles without powersave. Powersave will not leave the quick list. I do not want to make a shortcut on the task bar as it will take up space on it I need for other things. Is it possible to registry hack the annoyingly stuck powersave out of the quick list?
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26 Sep 2009   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Tannim,

You can change the two power plans settings that you have displayed when you left click on the Power icon to what you want them to be set as. This way you can just select between them from the Power icon. All power plans have the same available settings, so it's just a matter of setting how you want it in that power plan.

If this is not what you mean, then please post a screenshot like the one I have above for your power icon so I can see what you have instead.
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26 Sep 2009   #7
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I started with 1 minute selected

I then clicked more options

I clicked 10 minutes to select it

I closed the power panel

I clicked the power icon again to show 10 minutes and power save

I open power panel again from "more power options" to show the new list order.

I clicked 1 minute again.

Powersave will not leave.

In 32bit windows 7 RC it would have displayed the two I had selected last. I cannot find an "order" option.


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26 Sep 2009   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, I see. You're using custom power plans.

You might consider deleting both custom power plans, and making changes that you had for them to the Balanced and one other default power plans instead. This way they will both be listed in the Power icon. The Balanced plan and the current plan is the usual one that displays in the Power icon.
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26 Sep 2009   #9
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I'm seriously considering just dumping windows 7 64 bit and going to 32bit. 64 bit has some other problems too. But it is really irritating that it doesn't have the same functionality between the two versions. Thanks for trying.
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26 Sep 2009   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

When you're using custom power plans, it's the same in both the 32-bit and 64-bit though.
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