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Power Saving Settings

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Want to save on your electric bills? Computers use lots of power, which can be a waste when you step away from your computer for a while.

This How-To Article shows you how to change your computer's Power Saving settings to help you reduce your electric bill.

Note: This How-To Article only applies to Microsoft Windows 98. Windows 95 does not support this feature.

Power Saving Settings

1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and click "Control Panel" from the menu that appears.

2. Double-click the "Power Management" icon.

3. From the Power schemes drop-down menu, you can select a few pre-configured options for power savings.

4. You can also customize settings by selecting options from the drop-down menus.

Tip: Generally, we recommend that you select "After 20 mins" from the "Turn off monitor:" drop-down menu, and either "After 3 hours" or "After 4 hours" for the "Turn off hard disks:" drop-down menu.

Tip: Once the monitor goes into standby, just move the mouse or press a key on the keyboard to wake it up. When the hard drive is needed, it will take a few seconds to wake up when a file is needed.

5. Once you have finished changing settings, click Apply.

6. Click OK.

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