Windows 7 includes power plans that can help you maximize your computer’s performance or conserve energy. You can apply an existing power plan, such as Balanced, or customize a power plan by changing the settings. These settings are referred to as power options.

To change the power options associated with a power plan:

  1. Click Start, type Power Options and click the Power Options link.
  2. Click the Change Plan Settings link for your current plan. From here you can change basic settings.
  3. To change advanced settings, select Change Advanced Power Settings.
  4. Select the power options you want to use.
  5. Click OK.