Power Options

How to Add ‘Console lock display off timeout’ to Power Options in Windows 10

“Console lock display off timeout” is the amount of minutes Windows will wait idle with no activity while on the lock screen when a user locks the computer before timing out and automatically turning off the display.

The “Console lock display off timeout” setting is not shown in Power Options by default.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the “Console lock display off timeout” setting under Display in Power Options for all users in Windows 10.

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How to See Sleep States Available on your Windows 10 PC

To the user, the system appears to be either on or off. There are no other detectable states. However, the system supports multiple power states that correspond to the power states defined in the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specification. There are also variations of these states, such as hybrid sleep and fast startup.

States S1, S2, S3, and S4 are the sleeping states. A system in one of these states is not performing any computational tasks and appears to be off. Unlike a system in the shutdown state (S5), however, a sleeping system retains memory state, either in the hardware or on disk. The operating system need not be rebooted to return the computer to the working state.

Some devices can wake the system from a sleeping state when certain events occur, such as an incoming call to a modem. In addition, on some computers, an external indicator tells the user that the system is merely sleeping.

With each successive sleep state, from S1 to S4, more of the computer is shut down. All ACPI-compliant computers shut off their processor clocks at S1 and lose system hardware context at S4 (unless a hibernate file is written before shutdown), as listed in the sections below. Details of the intermediate sleep states can vary depending on how the manufacturer has designed the machine. For example, on some machines certain chips on the motherboard might lose power at S3, while on others such chips retain power until S4. Furthermore, some devices might be able to wake the system only from S1 and not from deeper sleep states.

This tutorial will explain and show you how to see the sleep states available on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Rename a Power Plan in Windows 10

A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how computers use and conserve power. A power plan is also known as a power scheme. You can create custom power plans that are optimized for specific computers.

By default, Windows 10 includes three built-in power plans: Balanced, Power Saver, and High Performance. You can customize these existing plans for your systems, create new plans that are based on the existing plans, or create a new power plan from scratch.

This tutorial will show you how to rename any power plan on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Reset and Restore Power Plans in Windows 10

A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how computers use and conserve power. A power plan is also known as a power scheme. You can create custom power plans that are optimized for specific computers.

By default, Windows 10 includes three built-in power plans: Balanced, Power Saver, and High Performance. You can customize these existing plans for your systems, create new plans that are based on the existing plans, or create a new power plan from scratch.

Changes made to a power plan’s settings will affect all users that have chosen the same power plan as their default active power scheme.

If you like, you can reset a single power plan’s settings to default.

You can also completely reset and restore power plans to default on your PC. This will delete all custom power plans, and restore and reset the built-in Balanced, Power Saver, and High Performance power plans.

This tutorial will show you how to reset and restore power plans to default for all users on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Delete a Power Plan in Windows 10

A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how computers use and conserve power. A power plan is also known as a power scheme. You can create custom power plans that are optimized for specific computers.

By default, Windows 10 includes three built-in power plans: Balanced, Power Saver, and High Performance. You can customize these existing plans for your systems, create new plans that are based on the existing plans, or create a new power plan from scratch.

If you created power plans that you no longer use or need, you can delete them.

This tutorial will show you how to delete a power plan on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Export and Import a Power Plan in Windows 10

A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how computers use and conserve power. A power plan is also known as a power scheme. You can create custom power plans that are optimized for specific computers.

By default, Windows 10 include three power plans: Balanced, Power Saver, and High Performance. You can customize these existing plans for your systems, create new plans that are based on the existing plans, or create a new power plan from scratch.

You can export a power plan and all its settings to a .pow file, then be able to import the .pow file to restore the power plan and it’s settings on any Windows PC.

This tutorial will show you how to export (backup) and import (restore) a power plan along with its settings in Windows 10.

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