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Windows Power Settings

Georgia Southern IT has been managing power settings on University-owned Windows computers for a long time. Until July 18, computer users were not able to change those settings for technical reasons. Beginning on that date, though, users can change power settings. The default setting for all Windows computers is “High Performance,” which is gives priority to high power. The “Balanced Power” setting allows Windows users to give equal priority to performance and power saving.

Georgia Southern’s configuration manager (SCCM) resets the power management setting to “High Performance” on Windows workstations unless you specifically request that the setting be overridden.

If you would like to permanently opt out of Georgia Southern’s Power Management, open Software Center by searching for it in you Start search bar in Windows 7, 8.1, or 10.

SCCM Power Management Override

Once you have it open click on the ‘Options’ on the left, then click the words ‘Power Management’ and check the box that states ‘Do not apply power settings from my IT department to this computer’

To save the change, click on “Apply” at the bottom right corner of the Software Center window.

Last updated: 7/26/2016