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External display settings change when Power options change?

Q: External display settings change when Power options change?

Hi everyone, thanks for looking.
Im running into a particular problem that I cant seem to find the reasons or the settings.

I watch HBO GO (i have a valid subscription) on my Windows 7 Home laptop and use an HDMI cable to connect my TV.

Scenerio 1:
If I leave the close the lid power option on hibernate, I must leave the laptop open and, when I connect the HDMI the TV, it becomes my monitor and I view as the monitor and watch anything full screen no problem.

Scenerio 2:
I change the power option on the lid close to "do nothing". When the HDMI cable is hooked up, if the laptop is open it uses the laptop display, if its closed it displays through the HDMI/TV. This is perfect and exactly what I want.
I can watch as the monitor no problem HOWEVER, if I choose full screen, I get gray borders and the "Full Screen" is not full and just centered.

I can not for the life of me figure out why and Im going crazy.
Does anyone know why the power option would have an effect on this and what settings I could change?

Many Thanks in Advance!!!


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A: External display settings change when Power options change?

Check to see what resolution your laptop's display is at, what the external TV resolution is when you connect it to your laptop, and MAYBE what resolution the videos you're watching are. This just sounds like a resolution issue. If the TV is at a larger resolution than your laptop's resolution, change the TV's resolution to the size your laptop is at. Then try watching a video to see what happens. Hope this helps.

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Few days ago my LAN proxy settings in Internet Options>Connection tab changed and I can't able to revert the changes. It set to
A message at the bottom displays "Some settings are managed by your system administrator". I am the only user of my PC.
I am using windows 8.1 having Internet explorer 11. I had tried all the methods to make it work correctly but not succeeded, please help me to solve this problem I can't able to connect any of the tiles apps and my internet speed also slows down. I checked out for any miscellaneous program that may got installed on my PC but didn't find any one, all are from trusted vendors.

A:Can' able to change my proxy settings in Internet Options

Hi.. I had this at work the other day .. Windows "All in One" network tools fixed this

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I manage a fleet of 200 linx 8 tablets all running win 10 home.

I need to issue a 'fix' that HIBERNATES the tablet rather than entering sleep when pressing the power button

I will need to do this programatically - bundled within an .exe that I'm building - so the solution would ideally be an import of a new reg key....

BUT what do I need to change and where?

I think whatever I do, I may also need to enable hibernation, and disable connected standby. Also, as it may sometimes be mains and sometimes battery powered, cover both power scenarios.

Apologies if I am repeating a previously asked question.

many thanks

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I have a USB powered KVM switch. When I come out of Vista sleep mode, not enough power is coming out to power the KVM, then I have to restart my computer. How can I change the power options for USB in vista? I went to the control panel then power options, but I couldn't find what I was looking for. Thanks.

A:Change power options for USB

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I am the administrator on my computer, yet I can't access the main customization options, such as power options, user accounts, system, personalization, or performance information. I've tried disconnecting from any internet since it may be a system administrator's settings from the network that might have been the problem, but I still couldn't. I just want to have access to the things that I SHOULD have access to. I am the only one with an account on this computer.

As a side note: This computer came loaded with Vista and just recently I loaded Win7 onto it. I was the administrator on Vista, but I don't know if something got messed up in the process of switching to Win7? Maybe?

Help anyone?

A:Why can't I change my power options?

Does your Admin User Acct look like this?

There is also a hidden Admin acct in Safe Mode.

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I set my options to shut off my monitor and to stand by within power options and when I re boot they change back to defaults. Anyone else notice this? It doesn't matter what power mode I use(high performance,power saver) it still does it

A:Power options change on their own

That is not a common problem, can you give us detail on how you make the change. I guess you go into CP, select power options, then the particular power plan that you want, and then change those settings. Is that correct?

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Hello Seven Forums,

So I was trying to disable the 'Network Access: Do not allow storage of passwords and credentials for network authentication' since it was enabled which meant I couldn't save passwords. When I right clicked it and opened properties, the options of enabled and disabled were grayed out. Also, there is a padlock on the icon of the Security Settings tab and so does its subtabs. I am on an administrator account but it still doesn't allow me to change the settings. It would be awesome if someone can provide me all the possible solutions; done on Registry Editor would be preferable.


A:Cannot change settings of the Group Policy - Security Options

Well I was going to but looking at your specs I don't have the security clearance needed.
Do you still have the domain problem you had here.
Registry Values Resetting After Connecting To A Domain

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I'm running Windows XP Home Edition and have lost all ability to change my power options / power schemes. When I go to control panel - Power Options Properties the drop down box under Power Schemes just shows 'blank' as well as the I cannot access any settings under the next heading 'Unknown' ie When computer is: Plugged in ... Running on Batteries.

Any ideas on how I could reinstall this or fix the problem would be greatly appreciated!


PS This feature was working on my notebook for 2 years.

A:Unable to change XP's Power Options - Help!


I have the same issues and as yet no solution............can anyone get this irritating issue SORTED!!!!

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Does it actually turn off the GPU, or just the output of the GPU to the monitor so that your monitor turns off by itself.

So if your computer sits idle with a high-end GPU, will is still waste electricity from the GPU churning? Or only the CPU is working?

A:Does the Power Options Display settings turn off the GPU


very interesting to read

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Hi all

I recently clean re-installed Win7 Pro 64 and now the Power Options keep reverting to High Performance every time I re-boot and even on wake up. If I set it to a power plan every time it works fine that one time.

I didn't make any changes to hardware/bios from previous install. The only change is that I first installed XP x86 to a separate redundant HD to enable a legacy scanner for which no 64bit drivers are available and I only boot into XP on an occasional as and when basis. I didn't make any changes to Windows boot manager & can only boot into it from F8.

I also downloaded a legacy game from Steam which is running happily on Win7. I rapidly decided that I hate Steam so I set it not to run at startup, only play offline and kill all associated process after closing the game. Again, I'm not running the game on a daily basis so it's unlikely this is affecting this persistant behaviour.

Grateful for any ideas.


A:Power Options change on Boot/Wake Up

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.

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My display settings have changed to the old NT Style since (I think) installing logmein (which I got rid of-I don't particularly like it.)

The titlebars seem a bit darker as well, like it changed everything back to NT 4 style...

How would I change it back to how it was?

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When I open my display properties, I can't change my background. I can interact with other items on the display properties except Background and Themes. I've been working over on the Malware/Virus boards for a few days with Propaganda Panda. We have ruled out Malware or Viruses. Here's a link to that thread to see what we've done. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/238312/not-sure-if-infection/Any help would be greatly appreciated!-Bee

A:Can't change display settings

Hi!I've read through your help with PropagandaPanda, looking for any clues as to what you may have tried.Let's jump to a reg fix. Make sure you backup your registry first, as follows:We need to backup the registry with ERUNTPlease use the following link and scroll down to ERUNT and download it.
http://aumha.org/freeware/freeware.phpInstall ERUNTFor version with the Installer:
Use the setup program to install ERUNT on your computerFor the zipped version:
Unzip all the files into a folder of your choice.Click Erunt.exe to backup your registry to the folder of your choice.Once done, go to the following registry key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\SystemLook for a DWORD such "NoDispBackgroundPage" with a data value of 1. Change the value to 0 or delete it to see the tab again.

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Hi to all,
I'm having a lot of trouble with my p.c. at the moment, I'm trying to work through the problems one at a time though. Every time I try to change my display settings to 16 bit high colour and then restart the settings stay the same. When I run directx 8.1 it says that there was a problem with direct draw.

Any help with this problem will be appreciated Thanks

A:I cant change my display settings

Can you actually move the slider to 16 bit high color? What operating system? Under the “Advanced” tab you should be able to select “Apply the new color changes without restarting”. What is your resolution set at now? Have you ever been able to set high color with your present resolution on your current monitor?

Processor and video card if you know? It sounds like you might have an older system with an old video card that might not be able to handle the combination of resolution and color you are trying to get it to take. Some older cards will not run DirectX or Direct Draw without video driver updates.

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I recently put a new card in my PC, and installed it, but when I go to properties it says,

"The display control panel is unable to change the display settings. Please check your display hardware in device manager."
I checked my hardware, no yellow exclamation, I reinstalled the drivers. I donwloaded the latest Direct X and installed that. I also changed from 1x, to 2x, to 4x AGP in the bios. Nothing seems to help. Any suggestions, thanks.

A:Cannot change display settings.

Try this boot your pc into safe mode and remove all the video cards in the device manager and reboot your pc. Now reinstall your new video card software so that you can change your video card setting.

Hope this helps you out.

[This message has been edited by paul smith (edited 09-11-2000).]

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I have a laptop with Windows 7 and lately, after my laptop has been idle for a while, I wake it up and the display setting has changed and I have to reset it.  This is getting tiresome.  Windows Update is all up to date.  

A:Display settings change on its own

Try updating your video drivers. If you are unsure what video card you have, you can go to Computer, right click on it, go to manage, click on device manager, expand display adapters, and your video card will be listed there. If it just says vga device or something along those lines, you can go to the support site for your laptop maker, search based on the model or service tag for your laptop, and download the most recent drivers there.

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I had to reinstall windows. Afterwards, my display came up as 16 bit and 640x480 pixels. I have tried to change it (control panel, display, settings) but it still keeps coming back up with the same settings.

A:Can't change display settings

Grab latest drivers, and if there's an installer, run it. If not, go to Device manager (right click on My Computer->Properties->Device Manager), go to display adapter and in the driver tab, select update driver and point it to new drivers.

Just remember, i could be wrong.

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This is a computer I have put together which was running Windows 7 and has been upgraded and running Windows 8 for two weeks with no problems. When I went to review the advanced power settings nothing happens when I click on the link for change advanced power settings. You can see the screen flash very quickly but the power options dialogue does not appear. Any idea what applet runs this dialogue so I might try running it manually? Any ideas on troubleshooting this? Thanks for any insight.

A:Cannot Oplen Power Change Advanced Power Settings Link

Just to be clear, have you tried it via Control Panel> Power Options> Change Plan Settings (link)> Change Advanced Power Settings (link)>

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Ok, so i turn my computer on the next day and my display setting are not the way i left them. Once the resolution was the lowest, and i keep it at the highest. Another time the resolution and the color settings were 16 bit and lowest res. I could see why the 16 bit could have responded to going that way the next time i started my computer becuase i put it on 16 bit when trying play starcraft. But my resolutions change a lot when i didnt do anything to them.

A:Display Settings Change automaticly

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After an unfortunate attempt to install/remove SP2, I had to boot from the Windows XP Setup disk and re-install. Now I am unable to change the display settings. The monitor is 'Default Monitor' and the 'Properties' box is greyed out. Help!!!
The account I am using is in administrator account.

A:XP Home SP1 cannot change display settings

hi and welcome
check the device manager for any yellow alongside of anything,it sounds like you need to reinstall your video drivers

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When I change the display settings on one user account to 800 by 600 pixels and I keep the other accounts display setting at 1024 by 768 pixels and I sighn into any of those accounts aren't the display settings supposed to change to there applies settings.For me there not because if I sighn into an account which has 800 by 600 pixels as it's display setting and I switch to another account than the display setting stays at 800 by 600 pixels.Isn't it supposed to change to 1024 by 768 pixels in the other account when I sighn in?

I have Windows XP Pro.

A:Is the display settings supposed to change?

Display Resolution and Color Depth Settings Apply to All Users

Per User Display Settings

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Hi. I just purchased a used version of Windows Vista and loaded it on my computer. Everything is working fine other than I cannot change the settings on my display. I am stuck at 640x480 pixels and 16 bit. I ran BeLarc Advisor to see my computer information. I can provide this if needed. The Microsoft check said my Standard VGA Graphics Adapter was fine but it isn't and I can't figure out how to fix this. It is very frustrating that everything is so BIG on my monitor and I can't view an entire page while on the internet.

Any assitance would be appreciated.


A:I can't change my display settings in vista

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I reformatted C drive and when I try to change the display properties from 16 color to 256 I get the following error. " There is a problem with your display settings. The adapter type is incorrect, or current settings do not work with your hardware". The video card is a Matrox, not sure what model, but when I tried the Matrox display adapters, the same error pops up. The only adapter that works is Oak Technologies Super VGA and only in 16 colors. I tried the Matrox web site but without the model name no help. The chip is MGA 2164WPC and two of the models use it but they are named Millennium. This card was made in 97. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:{RESOLVED}Change display settings help

should be this one Millennium II
drivers here for win98

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Got the old Gateway running last night but cant change the display settings,I did thi before but I dont rember what I did(Age I guess0 HELP

A:Cant change the Display Settings, 8 and 16 color the only available???

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Hey, recently cleaned PC from spyware and trojans, but still, in the display settings, the area to choose backgrounds is grayed out and the preview screen is white....plz help


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A:Can't Change Background In Display Settings

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Hi, I am new to this board. I came upon it searching for a way to get into the bios of a Compaq Pressario system. I am trying to change the display settings for a friend. I have no idea how they got changed to the 16 bit, but they will not change back to 256? I have checked for viruses, ran Norton Systemworks on it & once in awhile when you reboot it, it will reboot in safe mode. I am hoping someone has an idea of what is wrong or how to correct the problem. Besides that, they system runs fine. A little slow, but no errors. Btw, it is Win 98 SE. TIA for anyones help!

A:Compaq won't change display settings

I don't really see any reason to try to get in the BIOS of that machine, the display settings are Operating-System specific, so they can't be changed in the BIOS.

By the way, 16bit colors is WAY better than 256, especially on these days when a lot of people have 19" monitors or run at 1600x1200 @ 32bit !

I would just suggest the same old dumb thing, try to see if the latest video drivers are installed on your friend's machine and if not, update them. Don't use any ou-of-range display settings, as a too high refresh frequency or too high resolution for example.

Anyway, any of those problems have nothing to do with the BIOS of the machine.

Oh and welcome to Techspot, by the way

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Hi. I had previously set my system to "Do nothing" when I physically press the power button, to avoid accidental manual shutdown. Well I was doing something and accidentaly pressed the button. The computer shutdown. I checked again under power settings, and the "Do nothing" option was indeed selected.

Any ideas?

A:Power settings don't really change anything?

I think the Power settings option applies only to the Start menu power button, not to the keyboard/ Tower physical button. Try remapping the power key to something non-functional with Sharpkeys.

Map Any Key to Any Key on Windows 7 / XP / Vista - How-To Geek

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I recently changed my power settings for the screen to go blank after 1 minute while everything else was set to never while burning a DVD. Now I can't get it to change back. I go through the power settings and it looks like everything is working, but after 1 minute of no keyboard or mouse activity, my screen goes black. My system is a Gateway, OS Win XP Pro w/ SP2, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE (128 MB), Monitor SONY SDM-HX73 DVI digital. Not sure how much of that might be relevant, but hope I included any information that you might need.Someone else recommended I try the following http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits...rcfgrestore.reg, which I did to no avail.Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Peg

A:Can't Change Power Settings

I'm guessing that you are using the Power Options in the Control Panel. After setting the changes that you want, you are clicking on Apply and then OK?

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I have a power setting for battery and for plugged in power. I dont want standby when I'm plugged in. Whenever the battery is unplugged, the settings go automatically to the battery settings, but when I plug the power back in the settings don't change back to my plugged in power settings (the settings that have no standby). Also, whenever I come out of standby my resolution is off. The clock reads of the screen and the only way to fix it is to turn res down and back up again.

A:Power Settings Always Change

I assume this is a laptop you are talking about ... what is the make/model? Are you using the windows power management or are you using third party software that came installed on the computer to manage your power settings?

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I'm teaching myself Hyper-V as an alternative to VMWare. I activated Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 and used it to create a Windows 10 virtual machine.
I'm not able to sign in to my Microsoft Account from the virtual machine because "to sign in remotely, you need the right to sign in through Remote Desktop Services."
Also, I can't change my display settings because "the display settings can't be changed from a remote session."
Here's what I've tried so far to remedy the situation:

Same problem on Generation 1 and Generation 2 VMsIn Hyper-V settings, Enhanced Session Mode is allowed in Server and UserIn the Windows 8.1 host machine, the user account with Administrator permissions (which runs Hyper-V) was added to the Hyper-V Administrators groupIn the Windows 8.1 host machine, "Allow remote connections to this computer" is enabled

How can I sign in to my Microsoft Account, and change my display settings, from a Hyper-V virtual machine?

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I just installed Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32 Bit) onto my Compaq Presario S7500uk. I installed some of the necessary programs and updates that were displayed when it told me too restart my computer.

Before I restarted it, my settings were on the highest color quality (32 Bit) and screen resolution of 1024x768 Pixels.

When my computer had rebooted, I noticed all of the icons had become huge, and the color on screen was all dotty and not the correct color in places.

When I Right click and select properties/settings, I'm able to change the settings back to the way they are, but when I press apply, they return to the settings 640 x 480 and the color settings are at the lowest possible.

Is there a way of this been fixed? If possible, a way that can be done without re-installing XP because I have already had too do this twice today because of mistakes I made during installation.

Note: I installed XP correctly this time, so there is no way I have made an error to cause this problem.

Thanks in advance


A:Solved: Why won't my computer let me change the display settings?

Thread can be closed.
I did a roll back of the graphics card driver and it seems to have done the trick!

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What I'm trying to do is to clone my display at workstation lock and switch to internal or external display at workstation unlock depending on the user.

I found a solution in another post : Locked computer dual monitor

The method 2 described seems to match my case but I can't manage to make it work... I created the tasks but nothing happen when I do Win+L...

Here is the description of the method :


METHOD 2: Scheduled Triggers
This workaround involves changing the display to duplicate screens when you lock your computer and changing it back to 2 screens when you unlock it.

To do this, we'll use task scheduler to run some command lines on a trigger. The triggers will be either unlock or locking of the computer.
%windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /extend to use two screens
%windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /clone to clone the screens
or we could also use
%windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /internal to use just one screen

So lets set this up
Create the First TaskOpen the task scheduler by typing taskschd.msc into RUN or SEARCH and pressing ENTER
Right Click on Task Scheduler (Local) and select 'Create Task'
In the Create Task Window Type a Name for first the task (e.g. Single Display Lock)
Type in a description (E.g. This task is triggered when Windows is locked and changes the display to a single display)
Tick the 'Run with Highest Privilages' Box
Change the 'Configure for' drop down box to "Win... Read more

A:Change display settings on Workstation lock

anyone ?

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Hi guys, I'm a newbie here Anyhow I'll get straight to my prob, hopefully someone can help. I recently tried hooking up my PC to my "Sylvania" TV through a 4-pin S-Video Cable. It turns out neither my TV nor my PC is recognizing it. Along with that, I can't change two of the options in the Display > Settings Tab, heres a pic. Anyhow, please help me out guys. As you can see from the Screenshot, I have a RADEON X600 (pretty old).Thanks again!

A:Can't change Display Settings and S-Video Prob

Did you click on the little blue box labeled "2"? That represents a second monitor. Click on it to change settings and enable the second monitor.

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I just updated my ati radeon hd 4850 graphics card driver in an attempt fo fix another problem I'm having and after updating it and restarting my pc my display settings have been changed to the lowest resolution and 4 bit color. I tried changing them the normal way by right clicking and going to the display properties on the desktop but there is either no button to apply the settings or I can't see it because everything is so big and goes off the screen. The buttons I can see are identify (I think), troubleshoot, and advanced. I've tried clicking on advanced and after hitting enter there as I still can't see whats down at the bottom it asks if I want to keep the new display settings and after clicking yes it stays at the same resolution and color setting its at. I've also tried messing with display settings through the ati catalyst contrl center that installed with the new update but that doesn't seem to do anything either. Does anyone know what I need to do to change my display settings? I've tried messing with it for a while but I can't really tell what I'm doing since I'm not able to see all of whats displayed on the windows that come up. Also, if I reinstalled windows xp would I need to reinstall the drivers on my pc or not?

A:Can't change display settings after updating driver

>>"in an attempt fo fix another problem I'm having"<<
>>"Also, if I reinstalled windows xp would I need to reinstall the drivers on my pc or not?"<<
Hi -
First what is/was the other problem, is it related to this or unrelated, and is it now solved ? This may help -
If you reinstall then all drivers should be checked for the latest versions, and all windows updates would need to be re-checked.

Thank You -

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Hi, I have been having some issues changing the power settings on my Dell desktop running Windows 7 Ultimate. When i go into Control Panel and then into Power settings all i get is a little red circle with a x in it. Any ideas?
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A:Unable to change Power settings

Have you tried booting in Safe Mode?

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I am attempting to temporarily disable hibernate and make sure the monitor doesn't go off while I am running a script to complete system configuration.

control powercfg.cpl -monitor-timeout-ac 30
control powercfg.cpl -monitor-timeout-dc 30
control powercfg.cpl /hibernate off
I believe the code above should work, but what's happening is the control panel applet for power settings is launching when this script runs.

Can someone help me make this so that:
The control panel applet doesn't launch
The settings are only made for the current logged on user

I also would appreciate knowing how to revert the setting changes I made at the end of my script


A:Script to change power settings

Well you are calling on the .cpl so it is going to open.
Have you tried using the old powercfg.exe method instead?
I don't believe it opens a window on execution
Just go into command window and type powercfg.exe /?
for the list of switches for it.

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I am unable to change my power settings. I tried to change to default and when I try to close out of the window it only gives me the "cancel" option highlighted, save is there but can't click on it. I am logged on as admin. I hve had this happen on some other things as well.

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control panel > system and security > power options, {change when computer sleeps option is missing}. I have tried to dig into the related tutorials and forums for this problem. This is a desktop PC. Win 7 Pro 64 bit. 8 gb memory and a Seagate barracuda 2TB Hdd. The problem is The radio button to [choose when the computer sleeps] is missing that normally resides just below The radio button titled {choose when to turn off the display} I would really like to get this restored. Please see the attached file for a visual reference. win 7 pro 64 bit was just installed 2 days ago on a new Hard drive. Your help is needed .

A:control panel>system and security>power options, change when computer

What about if you click "change plan settings" next to the high performance plan?
Also what about in the "Change advanced power settings"

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Dear members,
I want to play a game that requires 16 bit resolution but how can I set my computer to that level? I'm not sure if it can do that.


System Information
Time of this report: 10/23/2011, 02:24:00
Machine name: JONA-HP
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: Dutch (Regional Setting: Dutch)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: h8-1020nl
BIOS: Ver: CHG_7 8.rom vCHG7.08
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 6124MB RAM
Page File: 4522MB used, 7724MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: None
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (... Read more

A:How do I change my display settings to be high colour (16 bit) on windows 7?

I want to play an old game and when I click on it I get this error:


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I've just got a new laptop with Windows 8, and noticed that all dark images have chunks of pixels around them - they aren't smooth at all. Most of the icons on the start screen also have bands of colours, instead of smooth gradients.

I tried to change my display settings in Color Calibration to try and fix this, but as soon as I change anything my display reverts back. Changing gamma won't work, and when I mess with the hues the screen snaps back to being grey, though it should have a tint.

I've turned off the adaptive brightness (as far as I can tell), and I can't find anything in Catalyst Control Centre that looks like it would be doing this - I assume I'm overlooking some preinstalled software or something like that?

I have a Lenovo laptop with AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics and Windows 8.1 installed. Not sure where the problem is here, so I didn't quite know what forum it belongs in.


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I'm not sure if this is specifically a problem with my monitor, or a software issue, so please let me know if I need to move the thread.

I have a Samsung T27B750 monitor and it normally displays in 1080p at 1920 x 1080 with no problem. Today as I was browsing the internet though, the display suddenly changed and now doesn't fit the screen. I tried changing the aspect ratio on my monitor's menu, but no matter what I set it to, the picture doesn't change at all, which is odd because normally going from 4:3 to 16:9 or Wide Fit causes a noticeable change.

Does anybody have any idea what could have caused this?

Here are my specs from the SysInfo program if it helps.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 940 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3839 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 122101 MB, Free - 80844 MB; D: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1441619 MB; G: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 352224 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, MS-7375
Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Sudden unprompted change in display settings

Okay I managed to solve it after running through some other troubleshooting steps:

I was reinstalling my graphics drivers when I realized that my monitor is also a Smart TV and is basically a small computer in and of itself. So I reset it to factory settings and redownloaded the most current update for it. After that it started working normally. So I guess the problem was with the monitor. Funny how the "smarter" all of these devices get, the more there is that can go wrong with them huh? I doubt this would have happened on my old monitor.

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I'm teaching myself Hyper-V as an alternative to VMWare. I activated Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 and used it to create a Windows 10 virtual machine.
I quickly discovered that I'm not able to sign in to my Microsoft Account from the virtual machine because "to sign in remotely, you need the right to sign in through Remote Desktop Services."
And in my local account, I can't change my display settings because "the display settings can't be changed from a remote session."
Here's what I've tried so far to remedy the situation:

Same problem on Generation 1 and Generation 2 VMsIn Hyper-V settings, Enhanced Session Mode is allowed in Server and UserIn the Windows 8.1 host machine, the user account with Administrator permissions (which runs Hyper-V) was added to the Hyper-V Administrators groupIn the Windows 8.1 host machine, "Allow remote connections to this computer" is enabled

How can I sign in to my Microsoft Account, and change my display settings, from a Hyper-V virtual machine?
EDIT: After several hours of research on the internet, I figured out how to solve my problem. Ta Da!

First, I discovered that by default, my virtual machine was in a Public network. I switched to a Private network by going to Settings > Network & Internet > Ethernet (in my case) > click on the icon for your network (which says 'Connected') >
see the switch below "Allow your PC to be discoverable by other PCs and devices on this network ...&qu... Read more

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Assuming I am using the correct terminology in my question but knowing that I am possibly talking about something else I will explain. Having done a fresh install of Win7 HomePrem I noticed that when I click on a drive I have to wake it up--it doesn't open immediately and I could here it begin to hum. Prior to my reinstalletion I did not have to do this--clicking on any drive would pop up a window immediately. Then I recalled that I had done this manually and I think it was through the 'Power Options' --> Advanced Settings --> Hard Disk --> Turn off hard disks after... Am I correct in this? That this is how I prevent my disk from going to sleep/turning off? by setting it at 0 or 999 minutes. Assuming not then how do I do so. Assuming yes, then is there a way to do so only for one HD? I have 4 (where my OS sits and 3 others). I do not like to wait every time I want to open a folder in a drive I am not presently using and since this drive mainly happens to be the D: drive and not my E: or F: drive (hardly used) I was hoping I could be specific.

A:Is it possible to change the power settings specific to 1 drive only

If any, such an option should be in the disk properties in Device Manager. But I don't see such an option.

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I use a Vista Enterprise Laptop for work, of which I am in the administrator group and can Install/Remove Programs and do just about averything else other than the Power settings.....

I want to remove my password login after resuming, but this is greyed out and it says some settings are controlled by the system administrator, but yet I am listed as administrator?
Also I I try to access gpedit.msc, it says I may not have access rights?

Please help


A:Unable to change power settings as Administrator

Hi ronvegas

You may be an administrator, but you are not the system administrator, have a word with your system administrator.

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Say you want the computer automatically to go into Power Saver mode at night, High Performance during 9-5pm hours, and then Balanced at other times. Is there a way to do this?

It might be doable using task scheduler and the powercfg command, but the main issue with that is if you computer is sleeping, it probably won't execute the command to take it out of sleep.

Send me your ideas and comments.

A:Change power settings based on a schedule?

if your computer is sleeping, then I dont think it matters which power mode it is in. Otherwise, this is a good Idea and I am interested as well if anyone finds a setup.

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Hi is there anyway to automatically switch power setting based on my location. Say if I'm connected to my home network be in high performance mode. Or perhaps a program that does this? If not does anyone know how I might go about creating one ( I'm a computer science student) thanks, Laurie

A:change power settings based on location

No, i do not think that there is a way to do that.

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My Friend has a HP Pavilion DV2000 Laptop. His display isn't work. Suddenly display gone. But I thought it could be Display problem not a VGA. So, i tried to connect an external monitor and used Shortcut keys to change the display. I pressed fu + F1 or Fu + F2 or Fu + F3 or Fu + F4 up-to F12. But no result.
I couldn't check whether it's a Display or VGA card problem. IS there any other way to check it. in addition to these is there any other combination keys to Change the display to an external monitor. I'm unable to check whether i get login or not. if I can login then i can use Windows Key + P. Then i can select mode. But I'm Unable to anything here. Please help me to find the problem and i have to take it to repairing shop.
Thanks in Advanced

A:Change display of laptop to external monitor

It should be the Fn + the key that shows a monitor symbol. If it still doesn't display, the motherboard video processor has failed, and not the LCD Panel

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