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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ All in One by Greg Perry

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Chapter 34. Saving Power with Windows Vista

In This Chapter:

  • Use one of Vista’s Power Plans to save your laptop’s battery life
  • Customize Vista’s power settings
  • Change your computer’s response when you press the Power button
  • Learn what to do if your computer stops responding
  • Customize your own power settings

In today’s high-cost world of energy, it always helps when we can save some money. Windows Vista can help. Vista is able to monitor its power usage and shut down certain options after a preset time of inactivity. Vista’s energy-saving capability is most helpful when you use a battery-powered laptop or tablet PC because Vista can lengthen the amount of time between recharges.

To get the most out of your computer and to use the least amount ...

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