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    Stored Power Settings

    Are the power settings, once configured, accessible for backup?

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    I suspect they are in the registry.

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    Joe, you're correct As long as one makes full images of the OS partition, everything is backed up, power settings and all else.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    I suspect they are in the registry.

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    Yes, they are in the registry. A google search can identify the proper registry entries. You can then save them all in a registry file, and merge with a new installation. This will not necessarily change the UI to reflect those changes in Settings, but they will be in effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    Are the power settings, once configured, accessible for backup?

    Chuck
    Yes! All you have to do is backup your registry, and that is something that everyone should be doing anyway, on a regular schedule.

    Even Windows will back up its own registry when certain EVENTS happen.... like when you delete a program, or install a new one. Or when there's a MS Update.

    But on some PC's, where a recordable EVENT does not happen all that often, a Registry Restore Point my not be generated for days or even weeks. That makes it almost impossible to recover from some little glitch that happened yesterday, without throwing your PC into "Time Travel".

    For that very reason, I run a script in my Startup folder, that forces a new Registry Restore Point (backup) every time my PC boots up, and that's at least once daily. Then when (not if) I need to do a Registry Restore, I always have a fresh restore point to Restore, to set my PC right again.

    I test a lot of software, some good and some just plain BAD, so I need to do a Registry Restore every few weeks.
    I just couldn't be the Computer User that I am, without my System Restore Points.

    I've gone on PC Service calls, where I knew that all I'd have to do is a System Restore to put the PC back in good shape again.
    And then I get there, and find out that some @#%^ has turned OFF System Restore.
    Then it might take me hours, to fix the problem. (if I'm lucky)

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    But what if, Wayne, I don't need or want to restore the whole registry and eliminate any changes I may have made, but rather just extract the power settings? Where might they be stored?

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    @All:

    OK., thanks. I'll paw aaround in the registry to find the entries. As I noted to Dr.Who, a complete restore of an image backup or even the registry could be quite a bit more harmful than helpful, so finding just those keys will be great.

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    You can export and import power settings at the command prompt: Customize, Rename, Backup, Restore Power Plans in Windows 10/8/7

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    I wasn't aware of that. Thank you.

    I tried to do this by capturing registry changes and failed miserably.
    Last edited by Rick Corbett; 2016-04-16 at 13:18.

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