How do I stop power saver from shutting PC off?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. How do I stop the power saver feature from shutting off my monitor and
    computer before it finishes defragging? Why is everything moved and renamed?
    I right-click on desktop and properties is no longer there. I don't want my
    PC shutting off when it's defragging or I have to work with a client or be
    on the phone. The frustration doesn't end.....
, Oct 16, 2008
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  2. What did you do when you were in Windows XP? You went to desktop
    "properties", right? What did you do there? You were allowed to
    "personalize" your computer functions!

    What is in Vista when you right click on the desktop?


    Use it to do what you want to do. Don't be afraid to explore a bit.
    Richard Urban, Oct 16, 2008
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    barman58 Guest

    If you click on the start orb type "power" and run "Power Options
    options that appears you can then edit the power options for the Powe
    Scheme in use using the advanced options you can fine tune these t
    better suit your needs. Personalise - Screen saver is used to change th
    Screen Saver Onl

    Hope this help


    the beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do no
    understand.,- frank herbert
    barman58, Oct 16, 2008

    DDW Guest

    We feel your pain... only in a different way.

    It surely will be nice when you've got your computer fixed. Maybe you
    should let the kid work on it.

    DDW, Oct 16, 2008

    +Bob+ Guest

    The reason is that unless MS moves things around and renames them,
    they don't have much to really justify calling it a "new" OS. They use
    the same policy with MS-Office.
    +Bob+, Oct 17, 2008
  6. I agree Bob. I've heard others make the same claim. We had a tech come over
    this afternoon and spend 4 hours here helping us with the new Vista
    machines. The last computers are being replaced by new MACs or PCs with XP.
    Most likely XPs since MACs are so expensive. So many things are suspiciously
    like XP only moved somewhere else or renamed or both. XP with a "new coat"
    and some extras tossed in. I wonder what W7 will be like.
, Oct 17, 2008
  7. There is NO "power" or "Power Options" when I click on Start in Home
    Premium. What version are you talking about?
    Thanks but it appears you have a different version than I have.
, Oct 17, 2008

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <emo$> ""
    Did you type "power"?

    Press the Windows key on your keyboard or click the orb, then type
    "power", the "Power Options" item will appear.
    DevilsPGD, Oct 19, 2008

    DDW Guest

    The bozo didn't type anything: he thought he'd find a button named
    "Power" or "Power Options.
    DDW, Oct 19, 2008

    Guest Guest

    What a dick,,,
    Guest, Oct 19, 2008
  11. Where does it say "Power" when the Start button is clicked? There is no
    "orb." What is an "orb?" Type "power" where?
    What is "the ORB?"
, Oct 20, 2008

    Mick Murphy Guest

    An "orb" is a f*cking CIRCLE, you MORON.
    SO the "start orb" is the circled icon that replaced the "start
    button" in XP.
    See "start search" when you click the START ORB?
    Type (that's what you do with the keyboard) the word POWER into it and
    hit your enter key.
    You are too f*cking stupid for words!
    Mick Murphy, Oct 20, 2008

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> ""
    There is no start button in Vista, rather, there is a blue circle with a
    Windows logo called the "Orb"

    After clicking the Orb, the default focus is on the Search field, into
    which you can type what you're looking for and Vista will generally find
    it, especially for programs and various Vista functions, as well as the
    entire search index.

    Failing all of that, go to Control Panel, find "power" and start from
    DevilsPGD, Oct 20, 2008
  14. In my Version, with classic view, there is a *START* button where it was in
    W95,W98,WXP and now Vista.
    There is NO ORB. There is a start button in Classic View and nowhere to
    type in the word "Power."
, Oct 24, 2008

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> ""
    If you change options from defaults then you need to adjust
    appropriately when receiving assistance, or at least make said
    configuration known.

    I've literally never tried classic mode for Vista's start menu.
    DevilsPGD, Oct 24, 2008

    DDW Guest

    The bozo never would have thought of that on his own... just as he
    hasn't thought of ANYTHING on his own. I doubt that he even
    understands what you're telling him.

    He's a mindless twit.

    DDW, Oct 24, 2008

    SCSIraidGURU Guest

    In the control panel, switch to classic. You can find it in display or
    help - power management.
    SCSIraidGURU, Oct 24, 2008
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