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Power Plans not working on reinstall

  1. #11


    LIVERPOOL, UK
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by lmcgold View Post
    Thanks mate, really appreciating your input.

    I have tried all as suggested already and it didn't make a difference. I have also noticed the status notification lights on the front edge of the laptop for power etc. are not as bright as they once were. I spoke to Lenovo about this and the support rep wasn't very helpful.

    Don't you just love computers!

    I do hope it's not a hardware problem?

    I was looking at buying a Lenovo tablet, glad I didn't get one now, got the Google Nexus instead.

    If I come up with any other ideas I'll get back to you.

    Regards.

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  2. #12


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by lmcgold View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I hope you can help me.

    I have recently done a fresh install of Windows 8.1 on a family member's laptop due to the amount of bloat ware etc.

    Everything has gone swimmingly and all the correct drivers etc are installed/up to date.

    There's one big problem though. Whenever I change the power plan it just remains the same. I.e if I have the power setting to 'High Performance' and I change it to 'Power Saving' nothing happens.
    The brightness doesn't even decrease.

    The laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad Z580.

    Many thanks and any help is appreciated in advance.

    Liam
    When you changed the power settings, did you see a "save changes" button? Sometimes these aren't all that noticeable and are easily missed.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lmcgold View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I hope you can help me.

    I have recently done a fresh install of Windows 8.1 on a family member's laptop due to the amount of bloat ware etc.

    Everything has gone swimmingly and all the correct drivers etc are installed/up to date.

    There's one big problem though. Whenever I change the power plan it just remains the same. I.e if I have the power setting to 'High Performance' and I change it to 'Power Saving' nothing happens.
    The brightness doesn't even decrease.

    The laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad Z580.

    Many thanks and any help is appreciated in advance.

    Liam
    When you changed the power settings, did you see a "save changes" button? Sometimes these aren't all that noticeable and are easily missed.
    Sorry for the confusion but I didn't alter the power plans.

    I meant that when you selected one of the default power plans, power saver for example, it wouldn't lower the brightness of the screen.

    I had to downgrade the video driver to the Microsoft basic one for them to work. I'm pretty sure though before I reinstalled the OS it had the Intel driver installed. Pretty weird imo.

    Anyway thanks for your help guys.
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