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Is Power Manager necessary for Windows 8?

2014-03-10, 21:48 PM

Hello everyone,

 

I just upgraded my wife's T410 to Windows 8 Pro. Everything went fine (but for a small hicup with activation) and all the drivers seem to be working, including power manager. 

 

However, I was wondering if PM is even necessary in W8. In my x230 or x201 is not installed, and windows seems to do a good job of handling power options. Granted, in those computers I installed W8 Enterprise and W8 Pro, respectively, from scratch, and I then let system update do its thing. With the T410 I upgraded from Windows 7, so PM was already installed.

 

Should I leave it or uninstall it? Thank you.

 

Robert 

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Re: Is Power Manager necessary for Windows 8?

2014-03-13, 16:54 PM
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-74582

It is recommended to install the Power Management Driver, because it optimizes charging behavior as well as other things.

The Power Management application itself does not work on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, on Windows 8 and later it has been replaced by Lenovo Settings, which you can download in the Windows Store.

Personally, I would leave it installed.

Kind regards,

Jonas Hendrickx

Lenovo Insider, Windows Insider MVP

 

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