Power Settings

Windows XP

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Performance and Maintenance.
  3. Click Power Options.
  4. In the Power Options Properties dialog box, on the Power Schemes tab, click the Power schemes drop-down list and select the power scheme that most closely matches how you use your computer.
  5. If available, adjust the System standby and System Hibernates settings if you are not happy with the default selection. In this case, we want to make sure System Standby and Hibernate are disabled.

Windows 8

  1. Open Power Options by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search (or if you're using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Search), entering Power options in the search box, and tapping or clicking Power options.
  2. Select Show Additional Plans and select High Performance Mode

additional and high performance

Windows 7

  1. Open Power Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, and then clicking Power Options.  If it is not there, you will need to change the View By settings in the top right corner.
  2. Select Show Additional Plans and select High Performance Mode.