The power plan in Windows 8 determines how much battery your laptop is using, versus how much performance it gives you. Power settings also determine what happens when the laptop is plugged in, or when it’s on battery power. Also, these power settings determine what happens when the lid is closed.
Earlier, I covered how to change the power settings on a Windows 7 machine. The process for Windows 8 is pretty much the same.
To change the power plan in Windows 8:
Our free application, Battery Optimizer, can automate make of these power-saving functions and more. It works well in Windows 8, so take a look.
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