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  1. #1


    Canada
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 64-Bit

    No Power Option in Windows 8...


    Hello,

    I recently upgraded to Windows 8 (64-bit) and noticed I don't have power options available. I own an HP Pavilion DV7, usually when I leave the laptop to do something over night, I go into "Choose what closing the lid does" and I get the error saying my power plan info is not available. Whenever I try to create a powerplan it tells me the same thing, but when I hit next, it tells me it can't find the file specified. Any ideas on how to fix this? I have no power options at the moment. I tried resetting to defaults using cmd, rebooted, and the only power option I had (Razer Gamebooster) was gone, and had nothing after. Thanks for the help.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Papaniz,

    It sounds like a bad upgrade possibly from something incompatible from the previous OS.

    You might consider refreshing or resetting Windows 8.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Canada
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 64-Bit


    Thanks Shawn, did a refresh and my power options are here.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. Great news.
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're most welcome. Great news.
    Is there no alternative. The last time I did a refresh or reset I lost so much I didn't want to. I'm talking about the option that is supposed to be much less than a factory reset. These options seem drastic. Is there no registry tweak?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jack,

    You could do a System Restore using a restore point before the issue happened, or see if a SFC /SCANNOW command may help.

    Considering that this was an upgrade installation, it was most likely only going to be fixed with a refresh.
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Jack,
    You could do a System Restore using a restore point before the issue happened, or see if a SFC /SCANNOW command may help. Considering that this was an upgrade installation, it was most likely only going to be fixed with a refresh.
    Thanks for taking the time. I did just that. And the Power Options did come back. So resolved thankfully. I only lost 2 programs and they might be suspect? So 1 was Chrome browser and it's re-installed. The other is OpenOffice. I have yet to install it but I will check for awhile after each installation to make sure it does not go away. Thanks again! Jack ":-D
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome Jack.
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