Chapter 8. Using Windows 7 Maintenance Tools

This chapter provides information and commands concerning the following topics:

Controlling power settings with powercfg

Checking memory with mdsched

Manipulating services with sc

Collecting events with wecutil

Restarting systems with shutdown

Launching Control Panel applets from the command line

Controlling Power Settings with powercfg

The powercfg.exe utility is a great tool for setting power settings on Windows 7 computers. You can view the power settings without administrative privileges, but the powercfg commands that modify settings must be run from an elevated command prompt.

This section shows you the settings to

• Query the power settings with powercfg

• Modify the power settings ...

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