We live in a “green” world these days. If you aren’t concerned about your “carbon footprint” and the amount of the Earth’s resources you consume on a daily basis, I am pretty sure you are supposed to be. Seriously. Check your Junkmail folder. Maybe you missed the memo.
In keeping with that “green” mindset, Windows 7 includes a variety of power management features to ensure your computer system consumes as little energy as possible, especially when it is just sitting there not really doing anything.
What? You don’t care about being “green”? Let’s try a different tack. Even if you could care less about the Earth, or you at least don’t feel that whether or not you recycle your Coke can actually matters to the planet, there is a self-serving angle to look at. If you learn about Windows 7 power management and how to configure and use it, you can squeeze more life out of the battery so you can get in a few extra games of solitaire on your next cross-country flight.
Check out this video walkthrough of Windows 7 power management features from Microsoft’s Springboard Series: Power Management in Windows 7.