Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Fine-tuning power settings, part of Windows 10: Tips and Tricks.
- One thing that can affect performance here…in Windows 10 are your power settings.…If you're on a computer plugged into the wall,…you're not so concerned with power consumption…and saving power as you might be on a tablet…or on a laptop that's not plugged in.…So, adjusting power settings can help…to improve performance, and we're going to take a look…at some of those options now by going down…to the Search field in the bottom, left corner.…Just click there and type in power.…What we're looking for are power options,…so you can see Power Options shows up here under Settings.…
Give it a click, and this opens up our Power Options…under Control Panel.…Now, from here you're going to notice some plans.…Balanced, which is the recommended plan,…automatically balances performance with energy consumption.…Now, if we go down to Power saver, this might be ideal…for a tablet or, say, a laptop that you use most often…not plugged into the wall but using battery.…Each of these has their own plan settings.…And there's another one here.…
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Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Top 10
2. Keyboard Shortcuts
3. Efficiency Tips
4. Display Tips
5. Performance Tips
6. Useful Apps, Tools, and Utilities
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