Flashback Friday quote. In 2008 I was in Miami, Florida for a conference. I found this quote in the hotel magazine. Your drink may be a boat drink or iced tea but it still holds true.

I used to have an HP that would shut off on me without warning so I developed these power settings adjustments. They seem to work well on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

  • From Start screen search for Power Options
  • Start with Balanced energy plan
  • Click change advanced power settings
  • Under Processor power management change Maximum Power State to 95% on battery. Note: My current laptop doesn’t have a fan so I set System Cooling Policy to passive for both battery and plugged in.
  • Under Display turn off adaptive brightness for both battery and plugged in
  • Under battery: Set critical battery action to Sleep for both.
  • Under battery: Set low battery level to 30% for both
  • Under battery: Set critical battery level to 12% for both
  • Under battery set Low battery notification to On for both
  • Under battery set Reserve battery level to 15% for both

Your mileage may vary but these are working well for me.