Manually setting your Power Options
Click Start button, then select Control Panel and finally double click the Power Options icon. This will bring up a Power Options Properties dialog box that allows you to set the time to elapse for separate components to power down.
If you wish to set a hibernation timeframe, you may first need to select the ‘Hibernate’ Tab in the Power Options dialog box and then tick the ‘Enable Hibernation’ box.
NB. This is the same dialog box that can be accessed via the ‘Power’ button found in Control Panel > Display on the screen saver tab.
Click the System Preferences icon in the dock then click the Energy Saver icon. This will bring up the Energy Saver options dialogue box where you can move the sliders to change the time until sleep of the monitor (screen) and computer.
You should also click to place a tick in the box that states ‘Put the hard disks to sleep when possible’.
There are two settings (accessed via the top drop down menu on the Energy Saver options dialogue box). One is for mains power settings and the other is for battery power settings.
N.B. Older versions of Mac OSX (10.4.x and earlier) may differ slightly from the above instructions.
Please note that MAC OS 9.x or earlier is not officially supported by ICT
Click Start button, then select Control Panel and finally double click the Power Options icon. This will bring up a Power Options Properties dialog box that allows you to set the time to elapse for separate components to power down. You can choose two of the main options from the left hand menu as follows;
- Choose when to turn off the display
- Choose when the computer sleeps
Vista also allows you to set detailed power savings settings for many other items. Eg Wireless Adapter Settings. You may wish to set these items to Medium or Maximum Power Savings levels. Take note of the current settings in case you need to revert back to them. You can also click the button at the bottom to ‘Restore plan defaults’.
Please note that Windows Vista is not officially supported by ICT.