Using Power Management

Most portable PCs (and an increasing number of desktop PCs) support some form of power management that allows the PC's devices to be shut down to conserve power while the computer remains on. Power management, for example, can power down the hard disk when the disk is not being used, conserving battery power. When the system is idle, power management can shut down the display and even CPU to further conserve power. Windows 95 integrates power management into the operating system and adds features to the interface that enable you to easily take advantage of power management.

Tip

In order for your PC to use power management, the PC's BIOS must include support for power management, and power management must be enabled in the ...

Get Special Edition Using Windows 95 with Internet Explorer 4.0 now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.