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    Hi -

    In poking around Control Panel/Power options, I see "UPS service is currently stopped." What does this mean? Serious? I have no idea how long it has been stopped. Never even ventured that far into the Power option choices....

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uninter...e_power_supply. It would sound like the OS had a UPS connected at one point, or could it be a service that was reconfigured at one point from your Control Panel->AdminTools folder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by acerfmayer View Post
    In poking around Control Panel/Power options, I see "UPS service is currently stopped." What does this mean? Serious? I have no idea how long it has been stopped. Never even ventured that far into the Power option choices....
    If you had/have third party UPS monitoring software installed it probably disabled the native UPS service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    If you had/have third party UPS monitoring software installed it probably disabled the native UPS service.

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    Thanks, Joe. I can't think what third-party UPS monitor is installed since I wouldn't, knowingly, install something I wasn't sure about. Unless it was installed without notice? I do have WinPatrol enabled, but I don't think that would change the native UPS service....

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    Quote Originally Posted by acerfmayer View Post
    Thanks, Joe. I can't think what third-party UPS monitor is installed since I wouldn't, knowingly, install something I wasn't sure about. Unless it was installed without notice? I do have WinPatrol enabled, but I don't think that would change the native UPS service....
    Do you have an UPS? APC - American Power Conversion supplies software for their products that takes over for the Windows UPS service. You'd never know unless you were paying close attention when the software was installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    Do you have an UPS? Joe
    Hi, Joe - No. I hadn't even heard of it until I went into the Control Power and read "About" in the UPS tab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acerfmayer View Post
    Hi, Joe - No. I hadn't even heard of it until I went into the Control Power and read "About" in the UPS tab.
    If you do not have an UPS installed then I would think that having the UPS service stopped is not a big deal.

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    thanks for putting my mind at ease,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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