HP Optimized Power Plan on Windows 7

Optimized power plan on Windows 7

In the downloads section on the support pages on http://www.hp.com  for my HP EliteBook 8730w, I did found that HP is offering something called “System Default Settings for Microsoft Windows 7” One thing that this installs is a new power plan called HP Optimized, which actually replaces the default Balanced power plan.

So what differs between the two? I compared them and come to the following differences:

Balanced HP Optimized
Sleep/Hibernate after/On battery
360 minutes
Sleep/Hibernate after/Plugged in:
360 minutes
Sleep/Hibernate after/On battery
1080 minutes
Sleep/Hibernate after/Plugged in:
1080 minutes
Power buttons and lid/Lid close action/Plugged in:
Sleep
Power buttons and lid/Power button action/On battery:
Sleep
Power buttons and lid/Power button action/Plugged in:
Sleep
Power buttons and lid/Lid close action/Plugged in:
Do nothing
Power buttons and lid/Power button action/On battery:
Shut down
Power buttons and lid/Power button action/Plugged in:
Shut down
Display/Display brightness/Plugged in:
100%
Display/Display brightness/Plugged in:
56%
Balanced Power Plan HP Optimized Power Plan

2 thoughts on “HP Optimized Power Plan on Windows 7

  1. Hi man, thanks so much nice post here. I wondered what the 8760w powerplan was. As i am kind of a freak when it comes to powerplans and anything related to enable/disable parts of the system that not need to be used when i listen radiio, download, reading text watching a movie, playing a 3d game or simply working high end graphics software.

    So in essence there aint much change aint much different it aint that special i am off deleting that powerplan and putting in my own selection.

    Cheers,
    The netherlands.

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