01-06-2012 08:34 PM
I want to change power-related things about my computer, such as what closing the lid does, or when it should turn itself off during various phases of operation. However, every single time I make these changes to the power controls, they are never enacted and everything resets back to what it was before (which is NOT WHAT I WANT IT TO BE). I've clicked "OKAY" and I've clicked "APPLY," and they never do anything. For example, when I change the entry field from "Do Nothing" to "Sleep" in the setting for "Closing the Lid," I'll save the changes and then close the lid. Nothing happens. Opening back up the Power Manager and it shows the settings to be what they were before I supposedly fixed them. The changes were not saved at all! Every time I try. This "power manager" appears to be passed out on the job.
What do I do to get my changes effected? This is hyper-frustrating. Thank you.
01-09-2012 08:38 PM
01-30-2012 12:07 AM
Thanks Serge. I am going to try this ASAP, but could you or someone please fill me in on how to uninstall the Lenovo Power Manager? I don't know how myself, as I don't normally mess around with my computers this much. Thank you!!!!
01-30-2012 12:38 PM
click on start and type the word programs into the search box, in the list that is shown please select "Add or remove programs". This will then open a window with a list of softwares installed on your system, scroll down the list and select one of the items mentioned by Serge by left clicking on it once, the click on the word uninstall. The rest will hopefully be self explanatory.
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02-14-2012 07:29 PM
Actually this hasn't changed a thing. Let me better explain my situation:
In the Lenovo Power Controls page of Control Panel we have this slick Lenovo interfaced software that is its own beast separate from the standard windows style. In the POWER PLAN tab there appears to be five distinct settings listed as rows on the lefhand side of the window; mine is set at the one at the top, 'Maximum Battery Life.'
Then there are these variable scroll-down fields for things such as system settings, advance settings, events, alarms, etc. So it seems to me that by adjusting the values in these fields I am thereby changing their execution onto my machine, permanently until I reset or change them once more.
So now the problem is that anytime and everytime I go to make a change, there is no result and all the settings go back to normal. Most of the time. Sometimes it seems like the computer hibernates when it should, mostly it doesn't and goes against all my emplaced augmentations.
So maybe I'm missing something here. Is there a totally separate tab for a custom energy plan that I need to find? Am I needlessly fidjeting with fixed controls of the 'Maximum Battery Life' plan (and if that's the case then why have them be moveable)?
Any info would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
02-21-2012 10:32 AM
I am not sure which power manager setting you are trying to change in your power plan but be aware that in the Global Settings tab there are two check boxes; one for for events and one for alarms that make these global settings apply to all power plans. Make sure that these are unckecked if you wish to make individual changes to your power plans or the global settings will always override.
Hope this helps,