Maintenance :: Windows 8 Laptop No Longer Allows To Select Option Out Of Power Saver

Jan 30, 2013

My windows 8 laptop no longer allows me to select an option out of Power Saver, Balanced, High Performance, Power4Gear Battery Saving, and Power4Gear High Performance. It is set to High Performance, and any time I try to click another option it immediately returns to High Performance.

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Maintenance :: Power Saver Settings Option Windows 8?

Aug 30, 2013

Use of the Power Saver Setting in Windows 8 lowers my pc temperature (at idle) by at least 6 degrees. Using this setting, my pc now idles at 27 degrees C. When I use High Performance, my idle temp is usually at least 33 degrees, or more. For those who have problems with their pc's running warm, this is just one of the things I've found which works for temperature lowering. My biggest impact on lowering temp was air cleaning the pc case interior - getting all the fuzzy balls out...... At one point, my idle temp was in the 50 to 60 degree range and I figured my disk was failing. After checking for a possible problem, I found much of the problem was my own maintenance procedure failure. So, if your pc seems to be running rather high, look around for the simple solutions - clean pc, use power settings, etc.

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Maintenance :: Laptop Automatically Switches To Power Saver Mode

Dec 16, 2013

I'm currently experiencing this issue and it's really annoying. I just bought this laptop for 2 months and it's been working fine. Then suddenly this problem started yesterday. Generally every time I open up a game my laptop will automatically switch to Power saver mode and it causes some lags in the game. At this point I would Alt+Tab to desktop and switch it to "High Performance". Here's the annoying part, even though I have set it back to "High Performance", the laptop still works as it in "Power saver" mode, I can tell because the game is still laggy and slow. I tried to restart the laptop and experienced the same issue. I ran a Full scan by using Avast Internet Security 2014 and didn't detect any problem at all. What should I do?

By the way my OS is windows 8.1

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Maintenance :: Windows 8.1 - Pushing Power Button No Longer Wakes Up PC

Jan 1, 2014

After installing 8.1, pushing the power button on my venue pro 11, no longer wakes it up. I have to hold the button several times before it finally restarts. Ive read this could be due to an update. It did not do this before 8.1.

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Maintenance :: No Power Option In Windows 8

Jan 23, 2013

I recently upgraded to Windows 8 (64-bit) and noticed I don't have power options available. I own an HP Pavilion DV7, usually when I leave the laptop to do something over night, I go into "Choose what closing the lid does" and I get the error saying my power plan info is not available. Whenever I try to create a powerplan it tells me the same thing, but when I hit next, it tells me it can't find the file specified. I have no power options at the moment. I tried resetting to defaults using cmd, rebooted, and the only power option I had (Razer Gamebooster) was gone, and had nothing after.

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Maintenance :: Windows 8.1 Won't Retain Changes To Power Option Settings

Sep 15, 2014

I've been trying to change my power options. I go into Power Saver, "change plan settings," and try to change the "On battery" setting from "Put the computer to sleep: 3 minutes" to "Put the computer to sleep: Never." (I want to make this change because I have a Dell XPS, and it can have difficulties waking up from sleep.)

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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How To Turn Off Power Saver Mode

Jun 13, 2013

Power Save Mode .... what is this and how do I get rid of it??

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Shift Select Key No Longer Working

Oct 22, 2013

I have Windows 8 and suddenly my shift select doesn't work. I can no longer select a group of files Control select works but not shift select. What do I need to do to correct this?

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Setup Installation :: Option To Select Specific Time Zone During Install?

Oct 13, 2013

I have done several Win 8, Win 8.1 Preview, and Win 8 RTM clean installs recently and I always seem to end up with a Pacific Time Zone by default. Now, that tells me I am either missing that option on a consistent basis or MS didn't include it.

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HP Notebook - Windows 8 Power Option

Jan 22, 2013

I have hp notebook with windows 8 OS. When I plugged in the charger the display totally disappears and the screen has black for only 1, 2 seconds. And the same situation is when i removed the charger. But this is not happened when i was using windows 7. Is this a problem or a feature of windows 8.

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Maintenance :: Troubleshoot Option Under Advanced Startup Option Missing

Oct 23, 2013

The Troubleshoot icon that should be under the 'Advanced Startup' Option is missing. System is a new Dell Latitude 10 ST2 Tablet running Windows 8. Have access to 9 other identical tablets, all configured the same and they all have the Troubleshoot Option. Have tried multiple methods of getting to "Advanced Startup" display (including Safe mode, 'shutdown /r /o', etc.), but all result in only having the 'Continue', 'Use a Device', and 'Turn Off your PC' options - No Troubleshoot. Other than missing this icon, system is working fine. Shy of wiping the disk and starting over.

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Dell Venue Pro 8 - Set Sleep Mode To Never On Power Management Option?

Mar 9, 2014

I recently purchased a DVP8 and I love this thing. Problem is, it suffers from wifi issues in that once it goes to sleep, the wifi automatically goes to "limited" and I need to retoggle the wifi setting to get it connected. I've tried all kinds of fixes - uninstall windows updates and reinstalling drivers, but to no avail.

So I basically said screw it, and set "sleep mode" to never on the power management option, and no more wifi issues. Seems like the wifi doesn't reactive properly when coming out to sleep mode. My question is - will this damage the tablet in the long run? In terms of battery life, I would think the main factor is the screen on time. I can just turn the screen off with a tap of the power button. Is there really that big of a difference?

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BCD Error - Windows 8 Laptop Will No Longer Start

Aug 19, 2014

My daughters boyfriends laptop will no longer start an Asus which runs windows 8.

Normally not much of an issue, if it weren't for the fact that he never created a backup or rescue disc. The laptop does not have a cd/dvd drive, so I would need to download a rescue disc, but do you think I could find one...

Where i would be able to download a rescue disc? (or another way to fix it).

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Network / Sharing :: Desktop No Longer Getting Internet From Windows 8.1 Laptop

Sep 15, 2014

I have both a laptop and a desktop, both of which were running Windows 8 until recently, with the desktop not having a wireless internet card. In order to connect it to the internet, I had to pass the internet through it via ethernet cable from my laptop. Well, not that long ago, I updated my laptop to Windows 8.1, and now my desktop recognizes the connection, but I cannot get online at all with it.

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Can No Longer Login To Laptop - Changed ISP

Jun 12, 2014

I updated my laptop from Windows 7 64bit to Windows 8 64bit and forgot about it for months and months and months

Then I changed ISP and, again, did not login to the laptop....

Now when I try to login the "Welcome"wheel turns and turns then returns to the login prompt. It says "Locked" near the wheel....

Anyway I can login without have to re-install?

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ATI Mobility And Intel HD No Longer Commutable On HP Laptop

Nov 28, 2012

as usual, "Crosoft says HP is the culprit, HP says it's "Crosoft: since a clean install of W8 pro x64, my DV6 HP laptop only uses the integrated Intel HD chip, I installed the latest Catalyst drivers but the AMD-ATI 6700 M still refuses to work, it's flagged with a yellow triangle, with this message" windows has stopped this device", the CCC does not give any possibility to manually set it to work.

Question is: how can get the automatic switchability back to work as in W7 ?

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Maintenance :: Installed Windows 8 On 1 TB HDD 200GB Partition - UEFI Boot Takes Longer Time?

May 9, 2013

My system specs are :

ASUS M5A97 R2.0 (UEFI motherboard)
CM thunder 500W
Radeon hd 7870
8 gb ram [800 mhz]
seagate barracuda 7200.12 1TB
seagate barracuda 7200.11 250 gb

I have installed windows 8 on the 1 TB hdd 200GB partition

The problem I am facing is: UEFI Boot takes longer time

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No Bios Option On Laptop

Mar 9, 2013

In the advanced option I got no BIOS options there. How do I find it or I missed something?

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Windows Shuts Down When Closing Laptop Despite Power Plan

Feb 4, 2014

I recently reinstalled Windows 8 completely because I bought an SSD for in my laptop. I exported my power plans I used before the reset (when Windows was still on the HDD) and imported them again after the reset. In every power plan, Windows should go to sleep mode when closing the laptop lid, but that's not what's happening. Instead, Windows shuts down entirely, but the power light on my laptop indicates it's in sleep mode (flashing slowly). I also tried the built-in power plans (after just adjusting the appropriate setting), but the same happens. When i change the setting to do nothing (instead of going to sleep mode), it acts like it should: it does nothing.

I refreshed Windows but even now I recently reinstalled Windows 8 completely because I bought an SSD for in my laptop. I exported my power plans I used before the reset (when Windows was still on the HDD) and imported them again after the reset. In every power plan, Windows should go to sleep mode when closing the laptop lid, but that's not what's happening. Instead, Windows shuts down entirely, but the power light on my laptop indicates it's in sleep mode (flashing slowly). I also tried the built-in power plans (after just adjusting the appropriate setting), but the same happens. When i change the setting to do nothing (instead of going to sleep mode), it acts like it should: it does nothing.e problem still remains.

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Can't Enable Boot Option In Laptop

Mar 1, 2014

Samsung Laptop 365E5C-S05. Under Boot Option Priority, in the Setup Utility the Boot option #1 is Windows Boot Mangager (PO....1). It is disabled. How can I enable it? There is no box to check to enable it.

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Choose Your Keyboard Layout Message When Power Up Windows 8 Laptop

Mar 1, 2013

When I power up my HP Envy laptop with Windows 8 I'm asked to "Choose your keyboard layout" every time. Is there a way to stop this happening? Control Panel set for English (US).

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Asus Q500l Laptop With No Option For Recovery DVDs

Mar 6, 2014

I bought a new laptop asus q500l now i want to make recovey dvds and after looking on the internet in asus forums it seems my laptop has a recovery partiton but no option to create recovery dvds my question now is lets say i have a windows 8 dvd oem will i be able to use that to reinstall my os or is there a way for me to make a recovery dvd reason for asking is i want to install ssd in the laptop but i dont wanna doit without some kinda back up for my factory setup note i do use r-drive image for backing up hard drive.

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Screen Saver Is Not Working?

Dec 16, 2013

I am situated where I have to see my computer screen whether I am working on my computer or not, and so because the light hurts my eyes it needs to turn off the screen when I am not using it.

I used to be able to get the screen to turn off after a couple of minutes, and it would go black. But now for some reason I cannot get it to work.

These are my settings:

Control Panel/Power Options

Power Saver button is ticked.

Set on:

Turn off the display 1 minute

Put the computer to sleep 1 minute

Right click computer screen/Personalize Clicked on Screen Saver and chose BLANK and Wait 1 minute On resume display log on screen is not ticked.

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Can't Get Boot Menu BIOS Option On Asus X750j Laptop?

Jan 24, 2014

My wife has a new Asus X750j Laptop.

I've spent the last day and a half setting it up.Now I want to make a system image of the C: drive using Paragon.

I do this from a bootable DVD, but it isn't set to boot to the DVD first in the boot order.

I've tried tapping the F11, F8, Del, Esc and F2 keys and it just boots into Windows 8.

My computer which has an ASUS motherboard, shows a message when I boot, saying select "Delete" to boot into the UEFI Bios.

But I can't seem to get either a boot menu of the bios option on the laptop.

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Maintenance :: Windows 8.1 Power Settings Automated

Sep 15, 2014

I build out tons of machines of all makes and models for demo scenarios. One of the things that is the same on all devices is our custom power settings.

Is there a way to copy the power settings and apply them to any new laptop we build out?


Laptop 1: Power settings are set to never go to sleep, not require passwords on wake up, brightness set to max, disable adaptive brightness.

I am hoping to be able to run a batch file or something to accomplish this on every machine I build out.

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Screen Saver Background Color

Jan 5, 2013

When using a screensaver that is suppose to have a transparent background (be able to see what is on the desktop) it defaults to the background color chosen for the start screen theme.

An easy example is the bubbles screensaver that comes preloaded, the weird thing is when selected and you preview it, it previews with a transparent background you are able to see what is on your desktop, but when you let it run its time and it pops up on its own it replaces the background with the color theme you chose for your start screen.

How to change it to remain transparent? I've tried changing the background color of the start screen to transparent with Decor8 but the screensaver background still is not transparent.

Attached are the images of how it should look and how it actually looks.

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Maintenance :: How Safe Is The High Performance Power Plan In Windows 8.1

Sep 15, 2014

In the future I'm planning to build a new computer to replace this old hunk of junk and I'm curious as to one thing as I'm not entirely sure on this. Just how safe is using the High Performance Power Plan in Windows 8.1?

You see, my current rig is running an old i5 661, normally on the Balanced Power Plan on an old ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe Motherboard with a GTX 660 and 4GB of RAM on 32-bit Windows 8.1.

But my future plan is to use an i5 4690K with a Corsair H110 All In One Water Cooler for CPU Cooling on a Z97 Motherboard and 8GB of RAM in 64-bit Windows 8.1.

I'm hoping to get quite a bit of performance on this next computer cause hey... I'm planning on using it for gaming and such. But also web browsing and chatting with friends. I hear how High performance is suggested for 'optimising' Windows 8.1 but how much safer is it...

And how much of a performance increase could I possibly see in comparison to the old rig?

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Maintenance :: How To Change Or Force Physical Power Button Windows 8

Jun 7, 2014

I actually wanted a confirmation dialog box to shutdown when i press power button (physical) but I didn't got any luck so, im trying to trigger a application (shutdown apps) when a physical power button is pressed. if there is any hack or tweak which satisfies my need to prevent windows 8 directly shutting down when power button is pressed.

I am looking for registry editor or any other script to fulfill my need.

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Feb 13, 2014

this laptop is freezing - requiring a hard reboot - every week or two and I can't seem to determine from the logs where to look.

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Maintenance :: No Option To Enable System Protection For Files?

Feb 21, 2014

I was attempting to enable my system protection in order to allow me to restore individual files to a previous state. Unfortunately when I go to do so the option is not available at all.

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Maintenance :: How To Add Option To Delete On Reboot When Right Click A File

Feb 20, 2013

I found a registry trick that is supposed to add an option to "delete on reboot" when you right click a file. To allow you to schedule files to be deleted when the computer restarts (incase they are currently in use and cant be). The registry edit looks like this:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*shellDelete on rebootcommand]@="CMD /E:OFF /C REG ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentversionRunOnce /v "Del %1 OnNextReboot" /d ^"cmd.exe /c DEL /F /Q "%1"" /f""


A: how to edit the registry to make this trick work in windows 8 too.or if not possible
B: how to remove the registry edit and take away the broken "delete on reboot option"

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