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Any way to auto switch power plans when plugging in to charger?

Q: Any way to auto switch power plans when plugging in to charger?

anyone know how to do this? when plugging in to AC adapter, the system switches to a different power plan?

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A: Any way to auto switch power plans when plugging in to charger?

In what way,
There are already different settings for plugged in and battery usage
Power Plan Settings - Change

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I am installing a new motherboard, which 2 pins on the motherboard do i plug in the switch that turns on the computer?

A:plugging in a switch for power

Look at the documentation and it should show you which pins on the switch header are the correct ones. With out you providing any information we can not even begin to answer that question properly. You should always include system specs if when you ask for help finding a solution.

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Well my computer (gateway gt5662) has been working great the past 2 years but all went down 3 days ago i turned off my computer (Doing a normal shutdown) unplugged the cables and all the others and left to goto my dads house so me and my friend were bringing all the parts to my dads car when we got to his house i plugged it in straight away fans started blowing i was all like wtf... and the blue power button was not lighting up about 300 unplugs and replugs it lit up then crashed about 20 more clicks turned on i went into bios eveyrthing seemed normal i just said to put on fail safe i did that my comp finally turns on then about 3hrs later it dies again.... I've seen lots of people with this problem i just don't fell like buying a new comp when there could be an easy fix
Thanks Slipknotic

A:Computer Auto turns on when plugging in the power cord

It might be the power supply, a lot of the Gateway and eMachine computers have problematic power supplies. See if you can borrow a power supply, say from anther computer, and try it.

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I Got my XPS 15 9550    Build Date Dec-16-2015 Bios Ver 01.00.07 4302.13 UEFI
The fault I was able to find so far that is disturbing issue.
Condition1  - "When pressing  brightness keys F11-F12" (little crackling distorted noise from speakers)
Condition 2 - " When music playing out of speakers also at sometimes can hear crackling noise coming" ( like speakers can't handle the frequency properly)
Condition3 major one -  "At the time of plugging in power supply in or out of laptop."                                                                                                                                                When video/audio/u-tube playing I can hear  short crackling noise&nbs... Read more

A:Dell XPS 15 9550 Crackling Noise coming from speakers when plugging and un plugging power supply.

Hi Edwards, I am facing exactly the same issue as yours. First they delay the product, then they cancel the product and when they finally ship the product has issues. Please let me know if you found any solution for this

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Hi I've been using my X220i for the last 3 years or so and decided to upgrade to an i7 X230 a few days ago. After a few days of no problems, using the same charger I've been using on my X220 (the 90w slim travel charger) I plugged it in to charge while the laptop was powered on. The laptop powered off instantly and now it will not power on again. There are no status lights visible and nothing happens when I plug it in. I have done all the steps of removing the battery and pressing the power button etc and on putting the battery back in the fingerprint sensor light was flickering orange - it is now back to no signs of life at all again other than the left side of the palmrest gets hot when I insert the battery. I am strongly suspecting a fault with the charger fried the motherboard when I plugged it in but am wondering if anyone else has any suggestions before i try to make a claim within my remaining 1 week of warranty. Thnaks

A:X230 dead after plugging in charger

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X230-suddenly-powers-off/td-p/1853378 https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/x230-dead/td-p/1681933 YES, there seems to be some sort of problem!  

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Hello, as I mentioned in subject after upgrade from widnows 8 to windows 10 when I'm plugging in charger screen turns off. The battery is still chargin thou, and when I'm plugging charger out display turns on. I'm waiting for suggestions, Thanks.

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I have a Lenovo G50-80 (Model: 80E5). The issue I am facing is that whenever i plug in the charger irrespective of the amount of battery charged it sometimes turns off the laptop. One of the things i have observed is that if I plugin the charger inserting the jack very slowly into the charging port it usually does not turn off. Has anyone else have this kind of a problem and can help me with this! Its really annoying to have your laptop restart whenever I have to plug it in. (My laptop is almost 3 years old but the problem came up after 2 years i believe.  Suggestions are welcome!!!!!!!

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Hi, just bought the 2-1 laptop last week. I want to enable a notification sound while plugging in the charger and also when I'm unplugging it. I've checked the device sound properties but don't seem to find it. Please help ! vsen

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Everytime I plug or unplug my charger from my notebook, the brightness keeps changing?!?!?  Its very irritating and I've tried everything to try to fix it including going to the advanced power settings and turning off the "enable adaptive brightness."  Nothing has worked, please advise.

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When I put in the original charger to my ThinkPad E555 after pressing the power button, I get a message the wrong charger is connected. But when connected later or when off the laptop charges fine. A BIOS bug? I have BIOS 1.18 and WIndows 10.
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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I have IBM 1871PA2 thinkpad laptop. I have issues that it shuts off few minutes after plugging in the charger or sometimes it just freezes and I cannot do any thing. All I have to do to get back into laptop is force restart. I tried running on AC power without battery. Same issue. Need assistance.

A:Laptop shuts off after plugging in charger

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Plugging in or taking out my charger turns my screen black for a second before it flahes on again. I never really heard of a laptop doing this before so is this normal on the X1E model? Anyone else experience this?

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First of all, thank you very much for all your previous help. I'm back with more difficulties. 
My laptop (HP Envy dv7) recently forced a Windows 8.1 update. Ever since, whenever I plug or unplug the charger, the screen goes black for a second or two. Troubleshooting didn't fix it? Help is much appreciated.

A:Temporary black screen (un)plugging charger

That means your display driver is not usable for windows 8 and windows 8.1. I would advise you to download and install Windows 7 display driver in compatibility mode and review if it helps.
There are few steps to set up window 7 display driver
Install & download display driver
Right click on the driver & go the properties
Select compatibility’ tab and test the box "Run this program in compatibility mode for” and click Windows 7 operating system from the drop down.
Finally click on button ”apply” then “ok” and run the file to install it

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The past few days, my laptop has been freezing after about 20 minutes (lately the amount of time has been decreasing to now about 15 minutes). First it would only freeze if it went idle but now it's freezing randomly. It would only freeze when I plug in my charger.

I replaced my adapter to see if that was the problem, but it wasn't. I also tried changing my set up so that my computer wouldn't sleep but still, it would freeze. I also launched CCleaner to try and clean up my registry and though it did fix up some problems, yes once again, my laptop would freeze.

I installed several anti-virus/malware programs as well but none of them seemed to work. They wouldn't detect anything through quick scan but once I try full scan, it would freeze. I tried going into safe mode, but before making it in, my laptop would stop and go into regular mode. And just a few minutes ago, I got the blue screen of death.

Please help!

A:My laptop freezes 10-20 minutes after plugging in my charger.

Make sure the charger has same specs as original factory one.

Run memtest86+ - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2863029-post5.html

Run HDD diagnostics - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html

Uninstall all of the security apps; reboot after each removal. Install MSE - http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Regards. . .



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I recently bought a new Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop. Whenever I plug in the charger to charge the laptop, the IMDb webpage of the movie "Don't Breathe" opens. This only happens once, i.e. when I plug the charger for the first time and not after that. It's a really bizarre problem, which I am not understanding. Can someone else please shed a light on this?

A:A rogue webpage opens on plugging in charger

You'll want to give the system a deep scan with a malware removed - the free version of malwarebytes will clean up the system just fine.

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Hi, my new Acer V Nitro laptop makes a short, beep tone (coming from the speakers) when I plug and unplug the charger. I have read online that it is due to the driver and/or BIOS and I have done everything to disable it (installing new driver, searching for options in sound menu of Windows, going into the BIOS settings...). Finally, I have found the solution: deactivating the autostart of Realtek Audio driver on Windows start. Do you think that it is normal to hear this tone? I have completely reinstalled Windows and the tone finally reappeared (only after installing all updates). Thanks, 

A:Beep tone when plugging the charger - Acer V Nitro...

Hi, Well it makes a beep to tell you that the charger has been plugged in. Nothing wrong with this. It makes the same beep when you unplug the charger. It is normal, and it is implemented on more acer notebooks, not just yours.

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Product number: D1C68UA#ABA Serial number: CND3130F7F Hello, I am having trouble with my wifi connectivity. I've noticed that my wifi connection is generally much stronger and stable when I am not plugged into the the power cord. When I plug in my power cord to charge my battery, My wifi signal always loses strength, and most times loses connection. If i unplug the cable once more, the wifi signal will regain strength. I've updated my drivers, reinstalled a couple as well. I've also changed my power options for the Wireless Adapater Settings to Maximum Performance. Still this problem remains. Please help. 

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I was wondering if anyone is familiar with a method to enable sounds for when you plug in or remove a charger connected to your laptop. It is not a problem with my pc, but is an option that is not available for me which i would like to install to let me know if i accidentally unplugged the charger, particularly if I'm working on a full-screen feature. Any help would be appreciated.
I have Windows 7 home Premium 32-bit installed.

A:How to enable sound when plugging/unplugging charger for laptop.

In the System Sounds, there is an option for device connect or disconnect. This will probably do what you want. You will have to assign a sound for those functions.

The System Sounds panel can be accessed from Start/Control Panel/Hardware and Sounds. Click on "Change System Sounds".

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My computer was on and i had the power cord in the top socket in my room and a extension cord in the socket below it. I had the monitor and phone chargers. I plugged in another phone charger that i was going to use with an xbox one controller to play with and the computer turned off and i saw a flash and the socket zapped. I smelt a gross burnt smell coming from something and i noticed a small hole in the power cord that i havent noticed before. The computer would not turn back on. I dont know what to do can someone help me?

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I recently bought a wireless 3G USB modem / hot spot. Although i use it primarily by plugging in my PC USB port, It just occurred to me that my smartphone charger also has a USB port. So i was wondering if i can use the modem by using the charger USB port or not. That way i will not have to keep my PC powered on all the time. My charger has a output rating of 5V and 830mA. I reckon there shouldn't be a problem but want to be sure lest i damage the modem.

EDIT: The title should read 'Power' instead of 'Charge'. Apologies for any confusion caused !!

A:Solved: Can i charge my USB hot spot by plugging it in the cell phone charger?

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When i connect charger to laptop the power button and charger light starts button white light blinking my laptop model inspiron n5010
I tried all the steps like removing the battery and unplugged the charger and holds the power button for 30 second and reconnect no change.

A:When i connect charger to laptop the power button and charger light starts blinking

Hi ZMR 1986,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
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* Please update the BIOS to the latest available version from our Dell Support Site.
* Can we check with an alternate adapter?
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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Just noticed this whenever I plug or unplug the charger. The laptop lags for 1-2 seconds before returning to normal. This is noticeable when playing games or watching videos. Haven't seen any abnormal drops or spikes with the temperature of the CPU, GPU and HDD which would suggest a hardware issue. Tried doing this while running 3DBenchmark, and there is a huge drop in FPS, from 130-200fps down to almost 16fps esp. when unplugging the charger.Is this normal?

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I have recently bought a few Microsoft wireless display adapter for my projectors and I really wish that microsoft would roll out a firmware update that would cause them to power down (even if for 30 minutes) after a preset time (that could be set in the
windows 10 app) once the computer disconnects from the adapter. I fall asleep watching the projectors often and really used to like it how they would shut off after the computer disconnected. Now they stay on all night long using power creating heat and sucking
my power down the drain. I have tried a hack by putting a electric timer on the usb adapter than i am powering it on, but i software solution would be much easier.

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Hi, I have two laptops, one an Acer running Vista Home 64bit and the 2nd a Toshiba Satellite running Vista Home 32bit. On my Acer 64bit, when I unplug the AC it automatically switches from High Performance to Balanced without me doing anything. I like this, is there any way to do it on my Toshiba as well, it does not automatically do do so...THANKS!

A:Power plans help please??

Originally Posted by chinfisc

Hi, I have two laptops, one an Acer running Vista Home 64bit and the 2nd a Toshiba Satellite running Vista Home 32bit. On my Acer 64bit, when I unplug the AC it automatically switches from High Performance to Balanced without me doing anything. I like this, is there any way to do it on my Toshiba as well, it does not automatically do do so...THANKS!

GOTO CONTROL PANEL---- POWER OPTIOND- THEN ADVANCED SETTING .then there should be an option to change power plan when plugged in or running on batterie

not done this for a while on laptop but im sure thats how its done

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Hey there.

I was wondering how Power Plans work. Say, I have my Power Plan set on Balanced. Now it'll adapt to the Balanced settings for plugged and unplugged respectively.

Now say, my computer needs more power for a task I'm performing while I'm not plugged in. Will it be able to push itself to it's capabilities, or would it stay restricted? How about when it's plugged in?

If I would rather have "High Performance" settings when I'm plugged in, and "Balanced" when I'm not, is there a way to do that? It's clear that Power Plans work even while being plugged in, but I see no need to limit the PC while you aren't on battery.

Thanks. XD

A:Power Plans

Hello XD, and welcome to Eight Forums.

All of the default power plans have the same options. It's just that each one has it's own preset settings of each option. You of course can set these how you like though.

Since your PC uses a battery, you will be able to set your power plan options to what you like for when you are "Plugged in" and "On battery" for the same power plan. This way you will have two separate actions for the same setting depending on if you are "Plugged in" and "On battery".

Power Plan Settings - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Hi there,

I recently had to get a new harddrive in my Dell Inspiron Laptop (my ONE YEAR OLD inspiron laptop ).

When I got it back, the harddrive is fine and all my info is back, but I can't change my power plans. It will tell me that "Windows cannot make the plan you selected active. Choose a different plan. The system cannot find the specified file." Additionally, I am unable to change the options for what the computer does when I close the lid. It will tell me that "Windows cannot save some of your changes to this plan's power settings. The system cannot find the specified file." Lastly, before the new harddrive I had a power-saving battery mode. Now it does not exist.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thank you!

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Hi there,

How do I create a custom power plan with modified Advanced setting so that the laptop sleeps after 30 mins on charge.

At the moment am using Balanced and want to keep using it, but when in advanced setting I change the default to e.g Require password from Yes to No, Wireless settings etc the lap wont sleep after 30 mins or 15 mins on battery.

Any expert assistance would be appreciated.


A:Power Plans?

click change plan settings, then advance settings.

I can post screen shots if that would help.

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Hello computer experts!
I can go in to power options, change an existing plan or make a new plan, but when I change an individual setting, such as "turn screen of in X minutes", it won't save the change after I turn the computer off & on.
I used to be able to do this....

TIA! Murf

A:I can't save changes to power plans....

Hi littlebear,


I can see that you are facing issues while saving changes made to power plans in your system. I do understand your concern.

In order to assist you, I would request you to kindly follow the link mentioned below that shows the detailed steps on how to choose the optimum power plan settings for your system. The link is as follows:

Change, create, or delete a power plan &#40;scheme&#41;

Glad to Help.

Thanks & Regards,
Dell Social Media Responder

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I've just done a clean install on my Dell Inspiron 7537 laptop. I had a Dell supplied power plan on the previous W10 installation (upgraded from W8.1). Where are these plans stored so I can recover the previous Dell plan?

A:Where are Power Plans Stored?

Hi, a quick test indicates the relevant area (you'd have to explore further) is here:
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e\238c9fa8-0aad-41ed-83f4-97be242c8f20\29f6c1db-86da-48c5-9fdb-f2b67b1f44da\DCSettingIndex: 0x00000258

However, what the structure is for a complete scheme I don't know.

Given that you've done a clean install, I'm a little puzzled as to the source you'd use to recover one.. a disk image maybe? And would it really be worth the effort?

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All my Windows Vista-on based desktops have always had problems sleeping/turning the monitor off. I can usually pull off a scheme for a while after a clean install but eventually it will regress to the point where the schemes just flat no longer work. On my most recent format, a Windows 7 64 PC, I am now at this point. I set a power plan to turn the monitor off after 10 mins and go to sleep after 20, but the computer does neither after the appropriate amount of time. This also happens on my girlfriend's current Windows Vista 64 machine as well.

I remember hearing about the potential for various programs to interfere with sleeping, but I was wondering how I would go about diagnosing which program, or what in general, is interrupting my PC's sleep/monitor off cycle?

A:Problems with power plans

I wonder if the anti-virus could be the culprit. What A/V are you using? Try disabling it, for the time being, and see if your problem goes away.

What other programs are there that you and your girlfriend both use?

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Hello friends, I am having a strange problem with my home network.

I have a my HTPC plugged into a 5-port switch along with my Xbox 360, PS3, and U-Verse TV box. Naturally, all 5 ports are being used with line 1 going into my router. There are 3 other computers in my house plugged directly into my router.

My problem is that my network ceases to work whenever I plug in the switch. I am neither able to access the internet or view any other computer on my network for file/printer sharing. Running ipconfig shows that I have no LAN/internet connection. If I unplug the switch and plug in the components individually, then everything works normally.

I have tried 3 different switches but I am getting the same result. It is very inconvenient to have to manually unplug and plug in my various game consoles and TV box in order to enable them to access the internet.

Any ideas?

A:Plugging into a switch disables my entire network

make and model could help , Is it a managed switch ?

I use an 8 port switch and I much prefer the speeds I get with everything plugged into the switch and the switch as the only thing plugged into the router.

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Just a quick question(might seem kinda newbie) for Win7.

Does setting your computer to "high performance" actually make your hardware "maximized". Or is "high performance" just a setting that doesnt make your monitor dim(or shut off) as fast or your computer go to sleep as fast. The same goes for the other two settings(power saver and balanced). Do the power plans actually increase or decrease your computers performance when running games, etc?

Thanks in advance.

A:Power Options and Power Plans

Hi please see here Microsoft Corporation

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With my laptop (Windows 7), can I set the computer to use different power plans when plugged in and when unplugged? I want to run the speedy power plan when plugged in and the battery saver power plan when unplugged. Thanks!

A:Different Power Plans for Plugged In and Unplugged?

You can change a plans settings for plugged in and on battery, which is much simpler. Click the battery icon, click adjust screen brightness, then click change plan settings then change advanced plan settings. Their will be an entry for both plugged in and on battery. You make the computer act exactly how you want for both without having to change power plans.

Power Plan Settings - Change

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Is there any way to change the listed power plans?

I am asking this because when I am on battery power, I go to power saver.
When I am plugged in, I go to High Performance

Is there any way to change it because when I go to Performance it lists them as shown:
High Performance
And when I go to Power Saver it lists them as shown:
Power Saver

Is there any way to show it as:
High Performance
Power Saver

A:Change listed power plans?

Hello Isaac,

You could use these power plan shortcuts below pinned to the taskbar (or where you like) to make changing them easier to do.

Power Plan - Create Shortcut to Change Power Plan

Hope this helps,

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If the same settings are kept in both Balanced and Power Saver, are there any differences if I change the plan ?

A:Any hidden benefit in power plans ?

Your system will run cooler with Power Saver plan than Balanced plan and may result in few minutes extra battery life.

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I've spent way too much time on this and it seems basic so I'm hoping someone here has some insight for me. The task seems simple; we need to create designated power plans that users can select between but can't alter.

In detail, we want 3 plans; High Performance, Balanced and Tablet. We want users to be able to choose whichever closest meets their needs at that moment. However we do NOT want them to be able to change the tablet plan to never sleep, for example.

We can force this with a GP Preference that resets everything every single time, but users are complaining about that because they go in and manually are changing the settings (because the interface lets them) and then our policy updates and overwrites it.
The high volume of complaints has management requiring that I disable the forms to prevent the confusion.

Is there not a way to disable the individual settings but to still enable the ability to switch between the plans?

P.S. Our environment is Windows 7/8.1/10 and the behavior seems to persist in each OS.

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Hello everyone,

I hope you can help me.

I have recently done a fresh install of Windows 8.1 on a family member's laptop due to the amount of bloat ware etc.

Everything has gone swimmingly and all the correct drivers etc are installed/up to date.

There's one big problem though. Whenever I change the power plan it just remains the same. I.e if I have the power setting to 'High Performance' and I change it to 'Power Saving' nothing happens.
The brightness doesn't even decrease.

The laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad Z580.

Many thanks and any help is appreciated in advance.


A:Power Plans not working on reinstall

I had a similar problem like yours on a Samsung laptop. I eventually found out that the Samsung Settings control panel had a fan setting called 'Silent Mode' which was overriding the Windows power plan settings, and guess what, they never told you, how good is that, what a dynamite piece of programming - hats off to Samsung!

It caused all sorts of problems with other applications as well, such as audio drop-outs when using my USB audio interface, once I turned it off everything was hunky-dory.

Hope it helps.

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I need to share an internet connection here and rather than do it the ICS route - I am going to do it the ethernet route...

Modem / Router only has 1 ethernet port on it - can I just use a four-port switch to quadrouple no. of ports?

(i.e. broadbandline > modem router > swithch > three computers ?

A:Solved: Plugging a Switch into a Router to extend no. of ports possible?

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XPS 9350 - Windows 10
Can I make Dell Audio (or something) automatically route the sounds to my headphones when I plug them in?  I didn't see any option within the Dell Audio menu to toggle that option.
I do quite a bit of work in my school's library, meaning I need to be quiet.
The problem is that when I plug in my headphones, I have to wait for Dell Audio to pop up and then I have to confirm my selection of "headphones with microphone" before any sound will go to them.  Only then will the sound go to my headphones.  While I do this, my computer starts dinging and beeping all the latest notifications for anyone nearby to hear, until I do the confirmation.
To make matters worse, if I plug in my headphones on the Windows lock screen and then sign in, the Dell Audio pop up never comes up; however, I still get the Windows notification center give me a notice, but it is non-interactive.  So then I have to unplug the headphones, wait for all the alerts saying that I unplugged something to go away, then plug them in the again.  If I don't wait for the alerts to clear, the Dell Audio selection windows won't load.  Again, the dings and beeps are going once I sign in and do all of this.
Of course, this is all provided I didn't mute the audio before I closed the lid the last time I used it.

A:Dell Audio - automatically switch to headphones when plugging them in.

SOLUTION: the pop up menu isn't clear.
If you toggle the option at the bottom saying to not pop up each time something is plugged in, it will just automate whatever it is you plug in (at least I can confirm that for 'headphones with microphone').
The way the radio button is phrased, simply sounds like it's just meant to turn off the pop up and nothing more.

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Does anyone know how I can set my power plan to automatically change based on whether I'm running on AC or battery?

What I would like is to set things up so that when I'm plugged in the computer automatically switches to a high performance plan, and when I unplug automatically switch to a power saving plan.

A:Setting power plans to change automatically

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Straight to buisness: When I change power plans, let's say from "Power saver" to "Balanced" the changes does not take affect immediately. Any ideas?


I have just started using the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), and these are the following changes I have made, and nothing else:

"Hide the notification area"
"Turn off all balloon notifications"
After this the sympons to the aforementioned problem occurred.
So my initial thoughts are that when I created a shortcut to <Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options>, the changes won't take affect immediately. Before I used to just right-click the power icon in the notification area, but as mentioned, I have hidden the notification area, so I can no longer do this.
I have also tried the following guide to create power plan shortcuts:
Power Plan - Create Shortcut to Change Power Plan
That does not work either, so I'm stumped...only way to make the changes (for instance from "Power saver" to "Balanced") is to either reboot or log off-log on.

A:Problem when changing power plans; changes won't take effect immediate

There are some system changes that you can make which can take effect immediately, some which require the user to log off and back on again, and some require a reboot. If in doubt, a reboot is probably the best option.

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If I change the power plans on the Graphic Control panel nothing happen, only change the brightness.
before, when I buy it and until 5 days, if I changed to maximum battery life does:
Change background, Color Depth to 16, and brightness.... this isn't happens any more.
How can I make it back?? all defaults settings: background, Color Depth..... etc.

Laptop: ASUS K53E
Graphic: Integrated Intel? GMA HD
Driver: the Original from ASUS page (
OS: Seven Home Basic X64

Thanks in advance

A:Intel HD Graphics - Power plans issue

I would guess this have something to do with the settings of your included program for the laptop. Look for some kind of advanced settings in the included program and and see if you can find anything there. Otherwise an idea could be to provide us with a screenshot.

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I recently have been trying to add the hibernate feature to my power button but when I went to do so it became apparent to me that my system for whatever reason can't retrieve any power plan information.

I have researched it online and attempted pretty much everything I have found...multiple elevated command prompts, updating the BIOS, etc. but to no avail. One option said to try and make a new user account and see if the power plans are available there in order to copy them over but when I went to make a new account, the button did nothing. It appears clickable but when I interact with it nothing happens. Not sure why any of this is happening but it seems I am not the only one.

Any insight would be helpful!

Here is my basic dxdiag just for some system info

Time of this report: 11/27/2013, 14:30:26
Machine name: AUSTIN
Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_gdr.131006-1505)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: MSI
System Model: MS-7760
BIOS: BIOS Date: 11/05/13 17:03:08 Ver: 04.06.05
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16298MB RAM
Page File: 3838MB used, 14890MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.03.9600.16384 64bit Unicode

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When I change power plans in Windows 7, it's only change the screen brightness and CPU speed not change, but in Vista speed was changing.
What driver is needed for correct work of power plans?

A:Toshiba A215 Power Plans doesn't works

Quote: Originally Posted by Petro

When I change power plans in Windows 7, it's only change the screen brightness and CPU speed not change, but in Vista speed was changing.
What driver is needed for correct work of power plans?

What do you mean by speed not working

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Hi there,

When at home with my laptop, I use external moniotor, mouse, keyboard. Notebook lid is closed. To use it this way, I had to choose a desired effect of lid closing, that is "do nothing when lid closes" (since I use polish language Windows, it may sound different in english).

It seems like this applies to all power management plans. It is a bit of annoyance, since when I'm on on the go, which is basically everyday, I want my machine to go to sleep when I close the lid, instead of "do nothing". That means, I have to either change the options on a daily basis or click start/on - off menu everytime, which is not very convenient.

I tried to create a custom power management plan and specify the desired behaviour for lid closing, but dint find the solution.

My question is - is it possible to have different actions performed after closing the lid, according to power plan that is in use?

OS is Vista Home Premium 32 bit. Thanks in advance for your help, folks.

A:A question on custom power plans and effect of lid closing

Hello BGSH, and welcome.

This is an interesting question.
When you changed the setting to "Do Nothing", was this made in BIOS or in Vista?

If it was in BIOS, then no, it has to stay. If it was in Vista, then yes you can. There are three preset powersettings. Choose the HighPerformance one for when you are plugged in at home, and set the "Do nothing" there. Then open Max Power Saver (or something) and set it to whatever you need for that. That should fix it up for you.


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Hi, I did a clean windows 10 install on my T480s and 2 of the additional power plans are no longer there, they were called Airplane and Timers Off, is there a way to restore them? Thanks.

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