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    Question How to shutdown when UPS battery is exhausted

    Using Windows 7 built-in ups software control, how do I configure a computer to shut down rather than hibernate?

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    Right click on the Power Icon in the system notification area (i.e. system tray) and select "Power Options". That should open the Control Panel power applet. Click "Change plan settings". Then click "Change advanced power settings". Scroll to the bottom and expand the "Battery" section. Expand the "Critical battery action" subsection. Click on "Hibernate" and select "Shutdown". "OK" your way out.

    Joe

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    Thanks JoeP!

    I had changed the setting on my computer. But a co-worker was recently upgraded and when we had a power failure today, her system hibernated instead of shutting down. Just had to dig a little deeper in the links.

    Thanks again!

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    You're welcome. Glad you got it worked out. Thanks for posting back.

    Joe

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