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windows 8.1 power settings user options not enforced

Q: windows 8.1 power settings user options not enforced

I am using Windows 8.1, the power options are all set to 'never' but the display still powers off if untouched for 30 minutes, are there any other settings I can check _ Many Thanks

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A: windows 8.1 power settings user options not enforced

Somewhere I read that this was fixed by going to the longest time possible rather than Never (assuming 5 hours suits you).If it's a separate monitor see if it has its own "On Screen" settings (buttons near the bottom).Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-8/windows-81-power-settings-user-options-not-enforced/2051.html
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/User-Specific-Power-Options-in-Windows-7/td-p/3476335
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Screenshot attached

A:Options Missing from Power Options Advanced Settings

Hello Mossalot, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The power options you have available are determined by Windows for your specific system.

What specific options would you like to have back, and I'll post back with how to restore them?

For now, check the tutorials below to restore any you may want.

How to Add or Remove "Allow Away Mode Policy" in Power Options in WindowsHow to Add or Remove "Allow sleep with Remote Opens" in Power Options in Windows 7 and 8How to Add or Remove "Console lock display off timeout" in Power Options in Windows 8 and 8.1How to Add or Remove "Dim display after" in Power Options in WindowsHow to Add or Remove "Enable forced button/lid shutdown" in Power OptionsHow to Add or Remove "Hard disk burst ignore time" in Power OptionsHow to Add or Remove PCIe "Link State Power Management" in Power Options in WindowsHow to Add or Remove "System unattended sleep timeout" in Power OptionsHow to Add or Remove "Turn off hard disk after" in Power Options in WindowsHow to Add or Remove "USB 3 Link Power Mangement" in Power Options in Windows 8How to Add or Remove "When sharing media" in Power Options in Windows

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/50890-options-missing-power-options-advanced-settings.html
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A:Power Options Help Advanced Settings Options

Do you have a game booster installed?

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/372682-power-options-help-advanced-settings-options.html
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A:Power Options/Power plan settings?

Balanced does turn your hdd and things off after 30 minutes(put it to sleep). Just go in there and change all the sleep things to never, or set them to 0 minutes. After you select your new plan, make sure your screensaver is on as well.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/12114-power-options-power-plan-settings.html
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/271690/power-options-settings/
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I added a registry tweak that unlocked the power option to park the CPU....

I am running a PC so battery life or power use is not an issue...

just want to be clear about the min and max settings....thought it would be just ON or OFF...
its the %s that confuse me....So if i set the min to 100% I assume that turns oof parking completely ?
If I set max to 100% this allows the CPU to go to the max it can ? So is the min setting for parking ? and the max to just restrict the max the CPU will run ?
If these assumptions are correct....what are the %s in between for ?

I have read everywhere about this and cant find a definitive answer.

thanks

A:CPU parking options in power settings

Originally Posted by reddwarf4ever


I added a registry tweak that unlocked the power option to park the CPU....

I am running a PC so battery life or power use is not an issue...

just want to be clear about the min and max settings....thought it would be just ON or OFF...
its the %s that confuse me....So if i set the min to 100% I assume that turns oof parking completely ?
If I set max to 100% this allows the CPU to go to the max it can ? So is the min setting for parking ? and the max to just restrict the max the CPU will run ?
If these assumptions are correct....what are the %s in between for ?

I have read everywhere about this and cant find a definitive answer.

thanks



I'm not sure if there is a definitive answer!
Rather, choose 'Balanced', 'Power Saver' or 'High Performance' in Power Options; Windows will take care of the rest.

After choosing one of the above, Task Manager will show you if any are 'Parked' or not:

http://www.tenforums.com/performance-maintenance/36871-cpu-parking-options-power-settings.html
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A:Proper Settings in Power Options Properties

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I choose not to use hibernate cause I've had problems in the past rather save configuration to drive for a quick startup seems to work for me fine.

On my desktop I always do a full shutdown and only enable monitor sleep.

 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/proper-settings-in-power-options-properties.265647/
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A:Does the Power Options Display settings turn off the GPU

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2008/04/revisiting-how-much-power-does-my-laptop-really-use.html

very interesting to read
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/does-the-power-options-display-settings-turn-off-the-gpu.937295/
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A:Proper Settings in Power Options Properties

If everything always works then what ever you want. But I've had problems with some programs if they are left hanging when they think they should be alive and running. XP seems to have worked out most of the power bugs over earlier releases.
In general video is a freebie. What ever. But I like to keep my HDD active no power save except if you have a notebook. Hardware is designed different for those and HDD power save really saves the battery.
I choose not to use hibernate cause I've had problems in the past rather save configuration to drive for a quick startup seems to work for me fine.

On my desktop I always do a full shutdown and only enable monitor sleep.

 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/proper-settings-in-power-options-properties.265647/
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A:Any hope for 8.1 Power Management Settings/options???

Try turning off power saving features in the BIOS if you can and let Windows manage it only. Mixing those options in BIOS and Windows can produce unexpected results with some of the setting taking precedence over others.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/38826-any-hope-8-1-power-management-settings-options.html
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A:Solved: Can't get to System Settings under Power Options

If this is solved, how did you solve your problem?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-cant-get-to-system-settings-under-power-options.858861/
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A:Confusion about Sleep Settings and Power Saver Options

this should be simple English because that all I can speak .
lan is a local area network, used In a business setting for the most part ,iam sure some guys have them at home! so wake on lan means the computer can be awaken by the company IT guy from his computer using a magic packet ,what ever that is ?,or something like that ,so you /me can disable that feature ,
magic packet ,info from my best friend on the internet .
Wake-on-LAN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
as for the first part of you post ,if it stops the computer from automatic sleep ,then don't uncheck it ,if you don't want to manually put it to sleep

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/60901-confusion-about-sleep-settings-power-saver-options.html
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A:Damage to Power Settings / Options Win 7 Home Premium x64 ?

I would use the Recovery Partition to do clean install.

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A:[SOLVED] Power Settings so Win7 only sleeps when user is NOT logged in.

Hi -

Info from Microsoft on Power Options -

Power management - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

Windows 7 Features: Power Management

Says "Vista", but applicable to Windows 7 - Power plans: frequently asked questions

Reset power options -
START | type power | "Power Options" | "change plan settings" | "Restore default settings for this plan"

Or click on "Change Plan Settings" once in Power Options and adjust sleep = NEVER.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-power-settings-so-win7-only-sleeps-when-user-is-not-logged-in-558062.html
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A:External display settings change when Power options change?

Check to see what resolution your laptop's display is at, what the external TV resolution is when you connect it to your laptop, and MAYBE what resolution the videos you're watching are. This just sounds like a resolution issue. If the TV is at a larger resolution than your laptop's resolution, change the TV's resolution to the size your laptop is at. Then try watching a video to see what happens. Hope this helps.
-Lance
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/external-display-settings-change-when-power-options-change.1043683/
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A:Windows 10 settings/options???

Hello Zadan Welcome to the Ten Forums!

One thing to know right off the top is that the WiFi, network adapter, and other similar settings wouldn't be found in the power options used for telling Windows when or not toturn the display off or turn off the hard drives after so many minutes. That's a completely separate category seen there. For some settings you would go to the Start>Settings>Network & Internet section which plays a large role in the options for Wi-Fi, airplane mode, and VPN there.

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http://www.tenforums.com/network-sharing/41020-windows-10-settings-options.html
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A:Windows 2000, power user, adminstrator user etc?

Hiya

You'd be better off asking in Win2000 bit, but I'm learning it at the moment, so I'll have a go.

Yes, you can restrict them. You will have to log off, but as you are the main person who sets up the other users, ie your children, then you will act as the administrator. You can block acces to many things.

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maybe Standard?

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maybe someone could carry this on

eddie
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-2000-power-user-adminstrator-user-etc.58023/
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What type of accounts are having this problem (IMAP, POP3, or HTTP)?

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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Legacy-Laptops-A-I-V/z61m-advanced-options-monitor-settings-for-Windows-7-not-as/td-p/1714887
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A:Windows 8 Power Options gone?

Have a look here:

No Power Option in Windows 8 Saying "Your Powerplan Info is not - Microsoft Community

Might be more friendly than a refresh, gives you several options as well...

Geeve

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/24238-windows-8-power-options-gone.html
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A:Windows 7 Power Options

Attachment 86995

Here's a snip of my power settings I got from control panel and power settings icon.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/99333-windows-7-power-options.html
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A:Add Power Options to Windows 7

Not quite sure what you mean? Windows 7 is already capable of dimming your display after a set amount of idle time.
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A:Power Options Windows 8.1

Hello Aynjill, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to quickly undo and fix this.

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http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/52126-power-options-windows-8-1-a.html
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A:Windows Xp power options

Nothing wrong with that if you are comfortable with it!!

I personally find that it takes longer to come out of hibernation that it does a startup
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-power-options.207250/
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Hi, Brand new PC. Windows 7, 64 bit. Power options worked till I downloaded "Web Shots", then they stopped working. (I've used this program for years with no problems and would really like to contiune using it.) After about 45 seconds of downtime, PC goes to sleep and requires a password when you wake it up. No matter what power options I change or put in, the PC continues to have this problem. Any ideas other than me messing around with the registry. thanks in advance.
bar0329

A:Windows 7 power options don't work

Hello bar0329 and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'd try using a restore point and return the computer to a date/time prior to installing Web Shots.

System Restore

I'm not familiar with Web Shots. I might try to contact customer support and explain the issue you're having. Perhaps others have reported similar problems and Web Shots may have a solution. According to their FAQs, it should be compatible with Windows 7.

Webshots - Support

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help ?

Thanks,

Billjh
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-home-power-options.410962/
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A:Windows 7 Power Options Issue

One Option...

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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This has been driving me crazy for a while now; finally found it a few min ago.
 

A:Windows 7 power options resetting

Thanks for sharing the solution
I myself have owe one ....
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-power-options-resetting.917574/
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A:Windows not going to sleep per power options

Can you give me a bit more detailed information about the issue?
Does the monitor stay awake? I've had the same issue,the computer fan was still awake but the monitor was turned off

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A:Windows 8 Screensaver and power options not working

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Thanks in advance,
C
 

A:Windows 2000 Registry Power Options

XP Answer

Of course you know editing the registry is dangerous. More so because the edit you are requesting involves loading user profiles. You know how grumpy people can become if you mess their stuff up.

In XP

Setup: Permissions to edit registry

Performance Steps

1. Navigate to Start\Run and type REGEDIT.
2. Highlight the HKEY\USERS registry key
3. From the FILE menu select LOAD HIVE
4. Browse to C:\Documents and Settings\Default User and select NTUSER.DAT and click OK.
5. Next you are prompted for a name. Type NTUSER and press enter.
6. You will now see a NTUSER registry key under HKEY\USERS.
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9. Highlight the NTUSER key.
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13. End Task.

Note: This is for XP but the principle should be the same for 2K. You should be aware that for every user profile already created there is a NTUSER.DAT file. You would need to repeat the process for each user. The default user is to take care of future users.

Have used this fix on over at least200 XP systems. Good luck
 

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A:screensaver and power options not working on windows 7

Hello Leeopia, and a big welcome to you from Sevenforums!

Here is a tutorial that you may want to follow. Further down you will find specific power plan settings: Power Plan Settings - Change

Now, make sure your computer is up to date by downloading all important updates from windows update, and make sure you have all drivers for your computer installed and the most up to date version. You can go into device manager and select the mouse properties, and make it where the mouse cannot wake the computer up (so you will have to tap the keyboard or use the power button).

I am not completely sure what power options you are refering to, however.

For the screensaver, go into screensaver under appearances and set it according to how you like it best set. If you set your computer to sleep or hibernate, screensaver is not needed. In fact, unless you leave your computer idling for a day or more, screensaver is all but useless. Newer screens require it less and less.

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Have you noticed that Windows 10 users cannot shutdown their PC from the Login screen?

First you must login and then proceed to shutdown. Anyone know a workaround?
 

A:No Power Options on Windows 10 Login screen

Huracan said:





Have you noticed that Windows 10 users cannot shutdown their PC from the Login screen?

First you must login and then proceed to shutdown. Anyone know a workaround?Click to expand...

I have a shutdown button on the Login Screen...


Solution
Method 1: Add Shutdown Button with Group Policy
Press the Windows key + R to bring up the Run box. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
In left-side pane, navigate to Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options.
In the right pane select the ?Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on? policy and double-click on it. Select Enable and click Apply and OK.

Now restart your computer. The shutdown button will disappear from your Windows login screen.
Method 2: AddShutdown Button with Registry Trick
Press the Windows key + R to bring up the Run box. Type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
In left-side pane, navigate toHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System.
In the right pane, double-click on shutdownwithoutlogon and set its value to 1 as shown in screenshot below:

That?s it! Reboot your PC to see logon screen without the shutdown button.

 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/no-power-options-on-windows-10-login-screen.50772/
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Does any one know how to fix the User Account control panel when it has fewer options like this to make it back to normal?



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Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Windows 7 User Account Control Panel has limited options

Select the Control Panel from the Start>Search option. Instead of the Control Panel you're receiving, you should get the all control panel items version

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Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Am I misunderstanding what Win 7 will do on its own without mfg monitoring software?

The attached are screen shots how I set the advanced settings

A:How to set Advanced options in Power Options (64 bit Ultimate)

Welcome to 7Forums!

With those options, you can set how much time windows will take an action after you are not taking any action
So if you set 3 minutes for turning off the screen or going to sleep and leave it alone it will scedule these action after 3 minutes.
I don't really understand the part where you explain that the timer stopps. I do not recommend setting the same values for both options under 'on battery' or 'plugged in' state.
I would just increase the 'on battery' / sleep time to 5 or 10 minutes and see if it works.

Cheers!

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A:No Power Options on Windows 10 Login screen (Split)

Post moved from ((Solved) - No Power Options on Windows 10 Login screen)
You have to Add the new key and set Value to 1, that's what I did.
 

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A:Settings Windows 7 for a new user

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A:Windows XP won't save user settings- Help?

There's no error with the .reg file, there's an error with your registry. What have you recently done with your computer that could have caused this problem?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-wont-save-user-settings-help.855805/
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I wonder if they actually deleted migwiz in 8.1? Look here: %windir%\system32\migwiz\migwiz.exe

If it's there it may still run. If not you can try adding it. I just zipped up %windir%\system32\migwiz as W8migwiz.zip. Currently uploading to my Dropbox account. If you want to try it, download from here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1b8rabjupy59pmz/W8migwiz.zip

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A:Windows cannot find C:\Documents and Settings\user\giv.exe

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




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A:Windows 10 touchpad shows no user settings after t...

Check in Device Manager, do you have any devices showing errors?

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A:Default User Settings in Windows 2000

Try "start", "settings", "control panel", "Users and Passwords".You should be able to make your adjustments from there.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/default-user-settings-in-windows-2000.152894/
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A:Restoring old user settings after a Windows XP repair...

Do you have an external drive and imaging software (ie Acronis)?
If so, I would recommend creating an image of the drive (Windows) in it's current state.
Then, you can troubleshoot to restoring your settings (as possible), and in a worse case scenario you
have a backup to restore in case you "mess something up."

I think that you are pretty much "stuck" with the current XP Home
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/restoring-old-user-settings-after-a-windows-xp-repair.905045/
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Instead of trying to put a bandaid on the problem, fix the under lying problem. Clean the fans and heatsink on the CPU. Probably caked with dust.

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A:Power Options Corrupt (power plan unavailable)

Well, I'm quite amazed not a single person has replied (funny how my other problem has gone unanswered too). Guess I must have very uncommon problems!

I'm glad to say I've managed to fix it though. As described on a website somewhere, someone else managed to fix it by restoring the registry keys associated with it.

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If anyone else has this problem and needs a copy of the registry keys, I can send you them (I believe they work regardless of the computer. I had concerns because it was a laptop, but it seems fine). I'd rather not post them publicly as I am not sure of the sensitivity of them.

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A:Useful tool for power enthusiasts on the go (advanced power options)

Well written! Rep given.

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A:Solved: Power Options Control no go; and what's Power Policy Mgr?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302713

look at that advise
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-power-options-control-no-go-and-whats-power-policy-mgr.854578/
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Hi

Im not seeing anything out of line, except no antivirus and possibly no firewall..

Curious how a 3d screensaver looks to be running while you took that log
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ssflwbox.scr

there is a kb article related to that although i doubt its part of the problem
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306676

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If you haven't already done so, check out this information: http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/explorer.exe.html
 

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There is no reason to copy hal.dll to a new Windows 7 installation.

Wipe the HDD with KillDisk then install Windows 7.

Upon reaching desktop, allow Windows Updates in - www.update.microsoft.com

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to Bleeping Computer _ps!
 
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A:Windows XP repair didn't preserve my original user/settings...HELP!

The registry hives in the Repair folder are placed there during the initial XP install. If you used those hives then no program installed after the XP install would work. 
 
Do you still have the initial registry hives in config you backed up? Put those back in config. If not then you would need to reinstall all programs.
 
Look in the hidden folder System Volume Information.Is there a folder named restore with a long suffix. Double click it. Do you see any folders with a RPXX name where XX is a number?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/587896/windows-xp-repair-didnt-preserve-my-original-usersettingshelp/
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A:user has no login at windows start up but has documents and settings folder

If anyone could just point me in the right direction, i'll take it from there but i just dont know where to go from here.
is it a registry problem?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/user-has-no-login-at-windows-start-up-but-has-documents-and-settings-folder.1135598/
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A:Solved: Windows XP profile fails to load user settings

Run eventvwr.msc and look at both the System and Application logs for repeating errors.

Have a look for the errors referenced in this article and if you see any, install the User Profile Hive Cleanup service.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...6D-8912-4E18-B570-42470E2F3582&displaylang=en
MIght be worth installing even if you are not seeing those specific errors.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-xp-profile-fails-to-load-user-settings.886528/
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On my Windows 8 computers, I find that the policies & settings are properly applied but the logon screen is displayed after only 15 minutes. The only thing I have set to 15 minutes is the above GPO to turn off the monitor.


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I can't seem to figure out why this is happening. Any ideas?

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I've made this change a number of times, but after a while my computer simply reverts back to the 3 minute setting on its own. So, I leave the machine alone for a few minutes, I come back, and it's asleep...even though I thought I had changed the setting to 30 minutes. And in fact, I *had* changed the setting to 30 minutes; the computer is somehow reverting to 3 minutes on its own.

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A:Windows 8.1 won't retain changes to power option settings

You might check if Dell's power management software is installed, that would explain your problem. Your power plans should be changed from there.

http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/54197-windows-8-1-wont-retain-changes-power-option-settings.html
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Sorry for such a basic tutorial but I need to make this for someone and couldn't think of another way to easily create it and just send them a link.

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First Right Click anywhere blank on your Desktop and go to Properties.
Then you click the Screen Saver tab at the top of the Display Properties window. Then click on the Power button at the bottom right of the page.
Then the Power Options Properties window will open and change the time settings accordingly to what you would like.
When done click OK on all open windows to close them and you're done.
 

A:Power Save Settings on Windows XP laptops

Going into Power Options in the Control Panel brings up the power options properties window.

The settings are a matter of choice for each user. My personal choices are:

Power scheme on "Always On"

All other settings on "Never"

Close lid command on "Do nothing"

Sleep button command on "Do nothing"

Power button command on "Shut Down"

Hibernation turned off

Screensaver turned off

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/power-save-settings-on-windows-xp-laptops.899118/
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A:Windows 7 not implementing custom changes/ power settings

Hi,
I'm not sure but if I remember correctly the screen changes can be made in the power menu as well as the display menu. There is also a difference in the shut downs when you are on AC power or strictly battery.
Keep us posted

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/504728/windows-7-not-implementing-custom-changes-power-settings/
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A:Do Windows HDD power settings have any effect on SSDs?

Hello Carson,

Nope. They will not affect SSDs. Only HDDs.

Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never

It depends on how often you access the HDD, and how long the HDD stays turned off for how much power you may save. Either way, the more you save the better. It can add up to save a little bit on your electric bill for the year.

There is a delay of a few moments as the HDD spins back up when trying to access it after it has been turned off. If you do this often, then it can get annoying. You would just need to adjust your settings to fit your needs to help with this though.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/401351-do-windows-hdd-power-settings-have-any-effect-ssds.html