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Can't create custom power scheme

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Prof Wonmug, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Prof Wonmug

    Prof Wonmug Flightless Bird

    For some reason, I cannot create a new Power Scheme. Can someone tell
    me if this is possible and what I am doing wrong?

    Here's what I do:

    1. Open the Power Option applet from Control Panel. If I click on the
    Power schemes pulldown, I see 2 schemes: "Home/Office Desk" and
    "Portable/Laptop". Home/Office Desk is selected.

    2. Click on the Save As... button under Power Schemes.

    3. Choose a name, say "DrainBattery". I've tried various names
    including just "Drain", all with the same results.

    4. Click OK. The new name appears in the Power Schemes field.

    5. Make some setting changes, such as setting all of the Running on
    Batteries settings to "Never".

    6. Click on Apply, then OK.

    7. Reopen the Power Options applet. The new Power Scheme is not there.
    I've tried it severtal times.

    What am I doing wrong?

    I am using a Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop.
     
  2. williamtell

    williamtell Flightless Bird

    Click on Save As, last step!

    >WT<


    "Prof Wonmug" <wonmug@e.mcc> wrote in message
    news:doj2o519acmpbsjummagr8i3v4r8cpuh00@4ax.com...
    > For some reason, I cannot create a new Power Scheme. Can someone tell
    > me if this is possible and what I am doing wrong?
    >
    > Here's what I do:
    >
    > 1. Open the Power Option applet from Control Panel. If I click on the
    > Power schemes pulldown, I see 2 schemes: "Home/Office Desk" and
    > "Portable/Laptop". Home/Office Desk is selected.
    >
    > 2. Click on the Save As... button under Power Schemes.
    >
    > 3. Choose a name, say "DrainBattery". I've tried various names
    > including just "Drain", all with the same results.
    >
    > 4. Click OK. The new name appears in the Power Schemes field.
    >
    > 5. Make some setting changes, such as setting all of the Running on
    > Batteries settings to "Never".
    >
    > 6. Click on Apply, then OK.
    >
    > 7. Reopen the Power Options applet. The new Power Scheme is not there.
    > I've tried it severtal times.
    >
    > What am I doing wrong?
    >
    > I am using a Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop.
     
  3. Prof Wonmug

    Prof Wonmug Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 14:12:35 -0500, "williamtell" <wt@nospam.invalid>
    wrote:

    >
    >Click on Save As, last step!


    Here's what I did:

    1. Open the Power Option applet from Control Panel.

    2. Change all of the Running on Batteries settings to "Never".

    3. Click on the Save As... button under Power Schemes.

    4. Type "Drain battery" for the new name.

    5. Click on Apply, then OK.

    6. Reopen the Power Options applet. The new (Drain battery) Power
    Scheme is not there and the settings are back to what they were.
     
  4. williamtell

    williamtell Flightless Bird

    Prof,
    Not knowing your OS, you are doing the steps out of order!
    Pick a scheme>change it to your liking>click Save as>change the name if you
    like>click ok
    "Prof Wonmug" <wonmug@e.mcc> wrote in message
    news:0043o5tj75eeq9ttug11v91g46hel4sndb@4ax.com...
    > On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 14:12:35 -0500, "williamtell" <wt@nospam.invalid>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>Click on Save As, last step!

    >
    > Here's what I did:
    >
    > 1. Open the Power Option applet from Control Panel.
    >
    > 2. Change all of the Running on Batteries settings to "Never".
    >
    > 3. Click on the Save As... button under Power Schemes.
    >
    > 4. Type "Drain battery" for the new name.
    >
    > 5. Click on Apply, then OK.
    >
    > 6. Reopen the Power Options applet. The new (Drain battery) Power
    > Scheme is not there and the settings are back to what they were.
    >
     
  5. Prof Wonmug

    Prof Wonmug Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 17:29:53 -0500, "williamtell" <wt@nospam.invalid>
    wrote:

    >Prof,
    >Not knowing your OS,


    This is a Win XP NG, no?. I didn't think I needed to declare that I am
    running Win XP. ;-) In any case, I am running Win XP. All updates
    applied.

    >you are doing the steps out of order!
    >Pick a scheme>change it to your liking>click Save as>change the name if you
    >like>click ok


    Isn't that what I did?

    I just tried again:

    1. Opened the applet.
    2. Picked a scheme (Portable/laptop).
    3. Changed a setting.
    4. Clicked Save As...
    5. Entered a new name (Drain).
    6. Clicked OK.
    7. Reopened applet. Drain scheme is not there.

    How is that different from what you recommended?

    I am able to change and save the settings in the existing schemes, I
    just cannot create a new one.


    >"Prof Wonmug" <wonmug@e.mcc> wrote in message
    >news:0043o5tj75eeq9ttug11v91g46hel4sndb@4ax.com...
    >> On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 14:12:35 -0500, "williamtell" <wt@nospam.invalid>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>Click on Save As, last step!

    >>
    >> Here's what I did:
    >>
    >> 1. Open the Power Option applet from Control Panel.
    >>
    >> 2. Change all of the Running on Batteries settings to "Never".
    >>
    >> 3. Click on the Save As... button under Power Schemes.
    >>
    >> 4. Type "Drain battery" for the new name.
    >>
    >> 5. Click on Apply, then OK.
    >>
    >> 6. Reopen the Power Options applet. The new (Drain battery) Power
    >> Scheme is not there and the settings are back to what they were.
    >>

    >
     
  6. williamtell

    williamtell Flightless Bird

    That is right, you can change an existing scheme, you can not add another
    one to the drop down list, got it?

    "Prof Wonmug" <wonmug@e.mcc> wrote in message
    news:2od3o5h00olcmojn5j0f2m6b0o9cr8oe96@4ax.com...
    > On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 17:29:53 -0500, "williamtell" <wt@nospam.invalid>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Prof,
    >>Not knowing your OS,

    >
    > This is a Win XP NG, no?. I didn't think I needed to declare that I am
    > running Win XP. ;-) In any case, I am running Win XP. All updates
    > applied.
    >
    >>you are doing the steps out of order!
    >>Pick a scheme>change it to your liking>click Save as>change the name if
    >>you
    >>like>click ok

    >
    > Isn't that what I did?
    >
    > I just tried again:
    >
    > 1. Opened the applet.
    > 2. Picked a scheme (Portable/laptop).
    > 3. Changed a setting.
    > 4. Clicked Save As...
    > 5. Entered a new name (Drain).
    > 6. Clicked OK.
    > 7. Reopened applet. Drain scheme is not there.
    >
    > How is that different from what you recommended?
    >
    > I am able to change and save the settings in the existing schemes, I
    > just cannot create a new one.
    >
    >
    >>"Prof Wonmug" <wonmug@e.mcc> wrote in message
    >>news:0043o5tj75eeq9ttug11v91g46hel4sndb@4ax.com...
    >>> On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 14:12:35 -0500, "williamtell" <wt@nospam.invalid>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>>Click on Save As, last step!
    >>>
    >>> Here's what I did:
    >>>
    >>> 1. Open the Power Option applet from Control Panel.
    >>>
    >>> 2. Change all of the Running on Batteries settings to "Never".
    >>>
    >>> 3. Click on the Save As... button under Power Schemes.
    >>>
    >>> 4. Type "Drain battery" for the new name.
    >>>
    >>> 5. Click on Apply, then OK.
    >>>
    >>> 6. Reopen the Power Options applet. The new (Drain battery) Power
    >>> Scheme is not there and the settings are back to what they were.
    >>>

    >>
     
  7. Prof Wonmug

    Prof Wonmug Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 18:06:33 -0500, "williamtell" <wt@nospam.invalid>
    wrote:

    >
    >That is right, you can change an existing scheme, you can not add another
    >one to the drop down list, got it?


    Wow. Did you understand anything from my original post? I clearly
    asked how to *create*, not *modify*, a scheme. Got it?

    For that matter, did you even read your own posts? In your previous
    post, you said, and I quote,

    "Pick a scheme>change it to your liking>click Save as>change the name
    if you like>click ok"

    What does "change the name if you like mean"?

    What the hell do you think the Save As... button is for if you cannot
    add another scheme to the list?

    I suppose I should have realized you have no idea what you are talking
    about when you didn't even know the OS this NG is about. How do you
    make it through the day?
     

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