Power Management Properties for Microsoft Windows 98 and Windows 2000

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Windows with Advanced Power Management (APM) allows you to set power conservation features for your computer.

To set the power management features through Windows 98, perform the following steps:

1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and click Control Panel.

2. Double-click the Power Management Properties icon.

3. Set the power management features in the Power Management Properties window. To set the power options features through Windows 2000, perform the following steps:

1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and click Control Panel.

2. Double-click the Power Options icon.

3. Set the power management features in the Power Options Properties window.

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The Power Schemes tab allows you to select the power scheme (Always On, Home/Office Desktop, and Portable/Laptop) and power mode settings for your computer. For Windows 2000, the Power Schemes tab allows you to select the battery settings for your computer. The following power scheme settings are available.

NOTE: With systems running ACPI, select the Portable/Laptop setting as the Power Scheme to conserve battery operating time while the system is in standby mode. If the Always On setting is selected, battery operating time may be much shorter when in standby mode.

• Turn off monitor — Turns off the monitor so that the computer uses less power. You can press any key to turn on the monitor. The Windows desktop is restored exactly as it appeared before the monitor was turned off.

• Turn off hard disk — Turns off the hard-disk drive so that the computer uses less power. You can press any key to turn on the hard-disk drive. The Windows desktop is restored exactly as it appeared before the hard-disk drive was turned off.

• System Standby — Turns off monitor, stops the hard-disk drive, and turns off other internal devices so that the computer uses less power. When the computer resumes from standby mode, the Windows desktop is restored exactly as it appeared prior to entering standby mode.

scheme settings.

The Advanced tab allows you to display the Power Management icon on the Windows 98 taskbar, and the Power Options icon on the Windows 2000 taskbar. You may also select a password prompt when the system resumes from standby mode. For Windows 2000, you may set the system to power off or to enter standby mode when the power button is pressed.

For Windows 2000, the following tabs are included in the Power Options Properties window:

• The Hibernate tab allows you to enable hibernate support and displays available disk space for hibernation.

• The UPS tab displays the status of the uninterruptible power supply (UPS), if installed.

NOTE: Windows may take several seconds to resume from the power

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