Change Power Option When No User is Logged on

Discussion in 'Windows XP Configuration' started by Guest, Apr 19, 2007.

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    Guest Guest

    I want to chnage power option, when no one logged onto system. Can I do? How?
    I am using Windows XP Professional SP2.
     
    Guest, Apr 19, 2007
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    Wesley Vogel Guest

    HKEY_USERS\.Default stores the profile used when no users are logged on to
    the computer (such as when the CTRL+ALT+DELETE logon prompt is
    displayed).

    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg
    Value Name: CurrentPowerPolicy
    Data Type: REG_SZ
    Value Data: 0 thru 5
    0 - Home/Office desktop
    This scheme is suited to most home or desktop computers that are left
    plugged in all the time.
    1 - Portable/Laptop computer
    This scheme is designed for extended battery life for portable computers on
    the road.
    2 - Presentation
    This scheme keeps the monitor on for doing presentations.
    3 - Always On
    This scheme keeps the computer running so that it can be accessed from the
    network. Use this scheme if you do not have network wakeup hardware.
    4 - Minimal Power Management
    This scheme keeps the computer on and optimizes it for high performance.
    5 - Max Battery
    This scheme is extremely aggressive for saving power.

    Also...
    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value Name: PowerOffActive
    Data Type: REG_SZ
    Value Data: 0 or 1
    0 - Don't turn off monitor
    1 - Turn off monitor

    How To Change the Windows Logon Screen Saver in Windows XP
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/scrnsave.htm

    How to change the Windows Logon screen saver in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314493

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    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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    Wesley Vogel, Apr 19, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Thank you for reply. My problem is that I want turn off monitor atfer 75
    minutes.
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    I like Microsoft Newsgroups, Which provides help me.

    Thanks you Microsoft


     
    Guest, Apr 20, 2007
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  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thank you for reply. My problem is that I want turn off monitor after 75
    minutes.
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    I like Microsoft Newsgroups, Which provides help me.

    Thanks you Microsoft


     
    Guest, Apr 20, 2007
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    Wesley Vogel Guest

    Try this.

    Enable Monitor Power-off on the Logon Screen
    "Normally Windows will not automatically turn off the monitor if the system
    is waiting at the logon screen. This setting can be used to cause the
    monitor to be powered-down when not in use as per the default power-saving
    profile."
    http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/1275/

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    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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    Wesley Vogel, Apr 20, 2007
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  6. Hi Asif,

    See if this method helps.

    Login to a user account and customize the Power Options accordingly (monitor time out setting etc). Once done, close the Power Options dialog box. To export the Power settings of the current user account, type the following in Start, Run dialog:

    REG EXPORT "HKCU\Control Panel\PowerCfg" C:\Power.REG

    Then, open C:\Power.REG with Notepad. Use the "Replace" option in Notepad to replace every occurence of the string "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" with "HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT". Save the file and close Notepad. Then right-click the file (C:\Power.REG) and choose Merge.

    Restart Windows and check if the power settings of the current user account are copied to the logon desktop / Welcome screen.

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    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    Thank you for reply. My problem is that I want turn off monitor atfer 75
    minutes.
    --
    I like Microsoft Newsgroups, Which provides help me.

    Thanks you Microsoft


     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Apr 21, 2007
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