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Can't switch power settings

  1. #11


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    If you uninstall Power4Gear, does it do the same when you repeat?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    I have read on other forums that Power4Gear is not the problem, and uninstalling it does nothing, and since it allows me to have 2 power plans (both are names "High Performance" but I just spend 15 minutes turning the P4G one into more of a battery saver plan already), so I don't want to uninstall it. It seems the only thing I can do right now is just change the settings for one of the power plans (which does still seem to work). I can get by with this, though I do still wonder what is up with this. I will update if I ever find an answer. Thanks again for all the help.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    I found it! I wasn't hard, I just re-iterated my google search again.
    Turns out, it was the Powerskin.exe file in C:\Windows\Temp\Powerskin\ folder. Just rename it and add any character (I put "NO" at the end, to scold it) and restart and voila! Power plans are working as I was used to. Now to do some light editing of their settings and everything will be peachy
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  4. #14


    Yes this problem has already come up at the TechNet forum. It was Solved there as well the same way.

    Unable to switch between power management profiles for the battery on the ASUS S200E-RHI3T73

    Post by S200eguy 5th post down the page.
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