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IT Energy at MIT Initiative - Configuring Energy Savings Mode For Windows Vista

Below are the steps for configuring the energy savings mode on your computer with Windows Vista.

  1. Go to Control Panel > System and Maintenance. Locate and click on the Power Options icon.

    Result: The Select a power plan screen appears.

  2. Click the Power Saver button.
    Result: The Change settings for the plan: Power saver screen appears.
  3. IS&T recommends configuring the sleep and display settings as follows:
    • Turn off the display: On battery 3 minutes, Plugged in 10 minutes.
    • Put the computer to sleep: On battery 15 minutes, Plugged in 1 hour.

  4. If you do not want advanced power settings, click Save changes.
  5. If you want advanced power settings, click Change advanced power settings.
    Result: The Advanced settings screen appears.
  6. IS&T recommends that you Turn off hard disk after:
    • On battery: 5 minutes
    • Plugged in: 20 minutes

  7. Click OK.

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September 15, 2014

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