The ‘Green computing’ Archives
Posted August 30, 2010 by

Windows 7: Change the Start Menu Power Button Settings

If the current setting for the Start Menu power button do not meet your needs, you can easily change it (to sleep, hibernate, or shutdown) by following these instructions:

Posted September 24, 2009 by

Zune HD: How to Turn the Device Off

Even though the Zune HD has a power button, simply pressing it will not turn the device off. To turn off your Zune HD and preserve your battery, follow these steps.

Category Green computing, Zune

Posted May 21, 2009 by

Windows 7: Check Your System’s Power Efficiency

By running a Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report, you can view an analysis of your system and check common energy efficiency and battery life problems as well as check for errors and warnings for your power setup and hardware.

Posted August 16, 2008 by

BlackBerry: Set Your Device to Automatically Turn On and Off

If you want to conserve battery power, you can set your BlackBerry to turn off and on at set times by using the Auto On/Off function. I set mine to turn off at my bedtime and turn back on right before I am to awake so that it’s ready to go.

Posted July 20, 2008 by

Vista: Enable / Disable Hibernate Mode from the Command Line

Instead of using the GUI (Control Panel | Power Options | Power Plan) to enable or disable Hibernate, you can do this from the command line.

Posted May 15, 2007 by

Ubuntu: Make Your Laptop Enter Suspend or Hibernate Mode When You Close the Lid

By using Ubuntu’s Power Management Preferences, you can set your laptop to either enter a Suspended state (also known as ACPI sleep) or go into hibernate mode. The Suspend setting is good for short periods of inactivity (or while you are plugged in) since it does use a small amount of power, while the Hibernate […]

Posted March 27, 2007 by

Vista: What Sleep States are Available on Your Computer?

Depending on your video card, some sleep states may not be available on your computer. You can see what states are available as well as what states are unavailable and why. This is done by using the command-line utility, powercfg. Here’s how:

Posted February 14, 2007 by

Vista: Change the Start Menu Power Button Settings

If the current setting for the Start Menu power button do not meet your needs, you can easily change it (to sleep, hibernate, or shutdown) by following these instructions:

Posted February 14, 2007 by

Vista: Restore the Hibernate Option

If you have used the Disk Cleanup Utility and utilized it to clear the hibernation file, you may be surprised to find that the Hibernate option is no longer available. You can restore the hibernate option by following these instructions:

Posted May 21, 2006 by

XP: Disable or Enable Hibernation

Hibernation does not make sense for a lot of desktop systems but it is perfect for systems such as notebooks. Here is how to turn hibernation on or off in your XP system.

Posted July 1, 2005 by

XP: Create a Shortcut to Place Computer in Suspend Mode

This tutorial describes how to create a shortcut to place your computer straight into suspend mode.