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Windows 7: Prevent switch from Balanced power mode to Power Saver mode

14 May 2015   #1

Win 7 Pro
Prevent switch from Balanced power mode to Power Saver mode


My computer seems to switch to Power Saver mode of its own volition. I'm not sure what triggers the switch from Balanced mode to Power Saver. Yes, I know and how to prevent screen dimming and sleep mode, and I know how to change the plan settings for any power mode...

...but what is the specific setting I need to use to prevent my computer from ever automatically switching to power saver mode? I want it to boot up into Balanced mode, and never, ever switch from that plan.



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14 May 2015   #2

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Do you have some program in auto startup that might be doing this ?
Laptops may come with some utility for this ???
You could review your startup programs, or try a clean startup.
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14 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

The only sure way is to set both the Balanced and the Power Saver to the exact three conditions listed in both of them. Power Saver kicks normally in when laptop detects its on DC only.
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14 May 2015   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

The Dell laptop that I use does not switch power plans. I uninstalled Dell's add on that does that switching.

On some laptops, I leave the OEM app for power monitoring because it also handles cutting off charging when it is not needed (more accurately, the app communicates with the chips in the battery pack - which oversee charging patterns). In those cases, I try to find a setting to tell the app not to switch power plans. If there is no such setting, I do what RolandJS suggested: make the applicable power plans have the same settings.
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