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Question: Z580 Power Management Windows 8.1

I am running Windows 8.1 on a ideapad z580. I am getting a message that the lenovo Power Management (version 8.0.2.20) is not compatiable. Can I get some help with this? Is there a newer version? BIOS is up todate. all other drivers (appear to be) up to date. I thank you for your help.

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HiIm having problems using my dj software on my lenovo z580It has 8 gb ram,minhave disabled wifi anti virus etc and still get sound drops occassionally.Latency mon shows buffer underuns and suggests turning off cpu power management in biosI have optimised my laptop via windows, however i cannot see any power options in the bios screenCan anyone help please?Here is the info i posted on native instruments page toohttp://www.native-instruments.com/forum/threads/s8-usb-underuns.258902/Thanks, James

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I was tired of the green thing in the Energy Management (Win7 version) on Windows 8, like the brightness and volume indicators so changed it to blue Its a small visual mod, no harms. I made it and been using it myself, so thought of sharing it   http://www.mediafire.com/download/1r84pudbh04yrac/utility.rar Instructions:1> Go to Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\Energy Management2> Make a copy of the file "utility.exe"3> Copy the file from the downloaded archive4> Open taskmanager, end process "utility.exe"5> Paste the file in the Energy Management folder, replace the existing file, make sure the backup is safe6> Double click on the new "utility.exe" to run the program again Now the indicators and the black background in volume, brightness, thermal management (crescent touch button above keyboard), mute, camera activate/deactivate, touchpad activate/deactivate will be blue To revert back to original, open taskmanager, end process "utility.exe", delete the file from EM folder, bring back the backed up file, double click on it to start the program.  I am not sure if it runs properly on Win7 (x86 & x64) and Win8 (x86), so if you try and its working please let me know

Answer:[MOD] Energy Management on Windows 8 64-bit for Z580

 
Link to picture 
 
work nicely on my Win 8.1 x64

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I have just bought a Lenovo Ideapad Z580, this is the first time I have ever opted for a Lenovo product after recommendations from a friend. She had said she particularly liked how quiet the fan was and the fact it had a 'dedusting' mode, I looked online about this and numerous places suggest this model comes with an energy management app but I cannot find it anywhere on this laptop. My friends z580 is a windows 7 version, could anyone in the know let me know if the energy management 'app' specific to windows 7? Also, I have a little button on my keyboard with an image of a moon and a star which fires up the fan up but there are no on-screen options. Thanks in anticipation for any feedback

Answer:Z580 complete lack of energy management on windows 8?

HiThe moon and star button is for thermal management or fan control. To solve the osd problem, you could reinstall energy management. However i strongly suggest you use the windows 7 version as there are less chanced for it to work.





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Hi, i Have recently updated my Ideapad Z580 to windows 8. While using the power management application i came to know it misses out the modes as it was in Windows 7. Its does not even shows up the visual display when you press the Thermal management key.  I have to go to the hidden icon tab to select the Energy management, wherein there are options which i cannot understand what are they use for like Intelligent power saver. The options provided are very different from the ones provided in the Windows 7 version. Also, the function keys & other keypad layout got changed when i upgraded to Windows 8. Like the function for turning the Wi-Fi & bluetooth in windows 7 got changed. To write special character (@) changed. its now typing (") when upgraded to windows 8. Function key feature (Fn+F4) not working in windows 8. Can anyone tell me is the windows 8 Energy management application better than the windows 7 one or viceversa. if not, is lenovo trying to upgrade the features in the windows 8 version of energy management application & other applications like in the windows 7 ones.   Thank you.

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z580 - Energy Management for Windows 8

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
 
Since you are facing issues with the new version of Lenovo energy management, you can uninstall the current version of energy management and try installing Lenovo energy management to check if the FN keys are working correctly
 
Then download and install the following
 
Power Management Software 8.0.2.4   --- 32 Bit
 
Power Management Software 8.0.2.4 --- 64 Bit
 
 
You may also wish to try the suggestion from the below thread   
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Z570-Lenovo-Energy-Management-for-Windows-8...
 
 
 
Also for change in the input method for special characters please verify if you have selected the right keyboard layout
To verify that Open Control Panel Switch to icon view, select Language
Change your Language preference -- Select English (United States)
Save. The click on options of the language to select the keyboard layout of your preference
 
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/13677-input-method-set-default-language-windows-8-a.html
 
 
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Orange icon star shortcut, vanish once I point de mose cursor on it . Right click and run as administrator on Start/allPrograms/Lenovo.../Power management options had  same result. I sincerely believe that Lenovo wants profit from the sale of batteries and regret that I take  this laptop from Lenovo

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Lenovo Ideapad Z580 Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_397717AA&REV-04Intel Managerment Engine Interface returns the following error message: This device cannot start (code10)Status_Device_Power_Failure Has anyone had this same error after upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10 64bit? and could suggest a fix please? Brian 

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Lenovo Ideapad Z580 Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_397717AA&REV-04Intel Managerment Engine Interface returns the following error message: This device cannot start (code10)Status_Device_Power_Failure Has anyone had this same error after upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10 64bit? and could suggest a fix please? Brian 

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Hi. If i change in Windows 10 in Power Management from Balanced to Power Saver is this safe for graphic card?
I change from Balanced to Power Saver and fps in benchmark went from 180fps to 50fps. Is there any hardware related changes due to swap from Balanced to Power Saver ?

Answer:Windows Power Management - Power Saver - is this safe for graphic card

Power Saver attempts to save power by reducing the CPU’s speed all the time and lowering screen brightness, among other similar settings and that may account for your fps drop when benchmarking. Doesn't sound like a good choice for your purposes.

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Hi. If i change in Windows 10 in Power Management from Balanced to Power Saver is this safe for graphic card?
I change from Balanced to Power Saver and fps in benchmark went from 180fps to 50fps. Is there any hardware related changes due to swap from Balanced to Power Saver ?

Answer:Windows Power Management - Power Saver - is this safe for graphic card

Power Saver attempts to save power by reducing the CPU’s speed all the time and lowering screen brightness, among other similar settings and that may account for your fps drop when benchmarking. Doesn't sound like a good choice for your purposes.

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Hi,

Im new here to the forum because i have an odd issue and i can't find anything on the net so i thought i ask here.

I am on Windows 10 - 64 version 1607 build 14393.1358

The problem is that i don't have the options for processor power management anymore in power options. I don't know if this is necessary but its kinda odd.

The other thing is that i tried to install my AMD X370 chipset drivers and it worked only in device manager it keeps saying that i am using an driver from 2015 under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.

Any advice?

Thnx in advanced.

Answer:Windows 10 power options/ processor power management settings gone.

Hi, same build.. can you please post a screenshot similar to this to confirm what you're seeing?
To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon to the left of the video icon above your post

Normally Win 10 takes care of all basic drivers- I'm wondering why you need to install any manually? This is normally only necessary if MS gets it wrong.

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Hi everyone, I installed my computer to windows 10 and I installed all my drivers, but I noticed that The Fan Control Button does not working, and my computer getting hot because of that. Then I follow up some topics here and I installed energy management, then this button just work for on/off to duster mode. Other's is not working and It does not show me on the screen anything. Also, after I installed Energy Management, The gamma brightness level button and computer's settings is not working. How can i overcome this problem?Thanks for all of your help.

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So basically my battery wouldn't stop anymore at 60% and i noticed i didn't had Energy Management so when i try to install the software it says i already have a newer version and then it cancels the installation. But i don't have any Energy Management files anymore. Registry is clean, and only a emepty Lenovo Energy Management folder C:\Driver whic i can't delete somehow

Answer:Lenovo energy management [Z580]

C:/Program Files(x86)\Lenovo\Energy Management\

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Hi, Today, I bought new z580 ideapad. I have doubt in charging the laptop initially. How long i need to charge the laptop initially? Also, What settings i should choose in energy management? Please help me to fix my doubts. Thanks in advance

Answer:Energy Management in Z580 Ideapad

I have two Z580 the notebook will stop charging the battery automatically once it hits 100% of charge , if the notebook is powered off the middle led\light on the front will go off, if you are in windows it will stay white but you can click on the battery icon on the taskbar to find the currant battery charge. If you use the notebook on mains power all the time set the power manger to charge the battery to 60% only, If you use the notebook on battery a lot leave this set to 100% , I wish there was a 80% like most other manufactures. John.





Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD

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Hi guys, i formatted my computer last week, and i installed all of the drivers that has mentioned the lenovo web side.  My all thing is working properly but when i want to disable/enable my laptop's touchpad with hotkeys( FN+F6), i can see the command on the screen(enabled or disabled) but i didn't happen any although it seems to be happened. Because of that, i have to disable it by manually.Also,  i am trying to change the fans with hotkeys(special buttons) ( Lenovo Thermal  Management), it is also seems like it is working for example, i changed it as "Super Silent" mode, but although it seems like it changed, it never change any. it is always in "Dedusting" mode, but i want to change it, how can i overcome that issue by manually or how can i fix that problem. Please let me know because my fans is so dusty and it is noisy.Thanks a lot for all your helps and comments

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Hi everybody, i have purchased this Ideapad Z580 a week ago and it's running pretty well; however i have a little issue, when pressing the Thermal Management button the window shows the actual mode (for me, dedusting), pressing it again changes the mode to another but once i choose it, it doesn't really change it.When i press the Thermal Management button it changes the mode but when the screen disappears and i press the Thermal Management button again it is still on my original mode (for me, dedusting). To summarize, my dedusting mode is permanenlty activated and even if i change the mode pressing the Thermal Management button, when i reopen it, it's always showing dedusting mode. Power Management is working well, when i press Fan Dust Extraction it works fine and i can hear the fan speed increasing. I have already tried to reinstall the Power Management software but it doesn't resolve the problem. SInce all the modes (power saver, balanced and high performance) and the Fan Dust Extraction are working fine i assume that the software was correctly installed but i can't fugure out where the problem is. Then another problem, the Theatre button just beside the Thermal Management doesn't work, when i put my finger of it, the white light increases but nothing happens in the PC. Hope you can Help. Thank you so much.

Answer:Ideapad Z580 Thermal Management Stuck

doesn't anyone know how to resolve this problem ? a lot of users have reported several issues about the thermal management. THX

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Hi, At begining sorry if there was similar topic, didn't found it. Cuple days ago I have installed SSD drive on my old Lenovo Z580 and decided to install fresh Windows 7 (x64 Home Premium, if it matters). I have a little problem with (probably) Energy Management software.  The "fan&temperature mode" panel always lights up fan cleaning. To begin fan cleaning I have to tap the touchpanel 4 times, to lit it up again. I cannot pick up any fan mode (of normal, quiet and "effective"). It seems like it's always on quite mode.The lcd brightness menu is also broken. Indeed it changes brightness, but the on-screen-"meter" jumps by 5 "points".Also I cannot turn off the touchpad. Even though icon shows it's disabled, it still reacts (it's very annoying). It's bit odd - on HDD I have old copy of same Win7 x64 Home Premium, but with some old drivers, and everything works fine (but slow haha). Here.. fresh install, new drivers&soft, not working. All drivers/software I have installed were downloaded from http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/pl/pl/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-z-series-laptops/ideapad-z58... Any clues?  Kind regards,Michael


























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Answer:Z580 - Energy Management software/menus

Hi Michalus , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
With an SSD fresh install Windows , try getting the old drivers and softwares from the HDD and use it on the SSD image instead. Onserve how it goes after each driver installation starting with chipsets then video then network. Check the performance after those drivers before installing other drivers and application and see when any issue would show up.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards 

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I have a lenovo z580 ideapad laptop and couple days ago thermal management button stuck on dedusting. I restarted my laptop couple of times and re-installed energy management but there is no difference, problem doesn't solved. I look previously opened topics to find solutions to similar that problem and i can' t seem to find any solutions. Please someone help me with this problem.

Answer:Z580 thermal management stuck on dedusting. Need Help ASAP

Welcome to the forum !
 
Here is a couple of suggestions...........
 
Try doing a soft reset of the system and BIOS.  Shut Windows down, unplug the power adapter, remove the battery and then press the Power Button for 10 seconds.  Then reinstall the battery, plug in the power adapter if needed and power up the laptop to see if the problem is cured.
 
I would also tap the Thermal Management Button several times.  Quite possible the button is stuck.   

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Never mind





Z580 with i5 and nvidia

Answer:Lenovo Z580 CPU Temps and thermal management issues

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
Please download free CPUID Hardware Monitor to check temperatures of your Z580,
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
Please try and share the details
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
 

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I have windows 8 on a z580 so I had to uninstall the energy management and install the windows 7 version, i made it in compatibility mode, and when I press the moon and star button a row of four images comes up, but no matter what i do it just reverts back to 'dedusting' mode.How can I fix this? I have already uninstalled and reinstalled it multiple times.

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My one touch button for the energy management is not working. I am running Windows 8 and originally saw no icons when I pressed the button, but I could tell the dedusting was working because I could hear the difference in the sound of the fan. Then, it just stopped working. Per recommendations in other posts, I uninstalled it and installed the Win 7 version. Now I do see the icons when I press the button; however, even though I can pick other options, there seems to be no change in the sound of the fan at all. The computer is getting very hot. Should I just turn it in under warranty? Also, when I press the movie button, nothing seems to happen. Please help!

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Just disassembled my Z580 to check why it wasn't starting up (another thread) as I figured if I'm going to have to get a independent engineers report I might as well open it myself at the same time. Followed all the steps as outlined in the hardware maintenance manual and found no sign of any hardware damage/power surge/blowouts anywhere. I then reassembled the laptop using the same guide (with no extra screws) and placed the battery in (just to confirm I took out the motherboard battery once I could and reinserted it when I was closing up). Much to my confusion and relief that there is some sign of life, the power button, power light, battery light and caps lock light are flashing in that order. A couple of times when I press the power button the touch sensitive volume buttons also flashed, but that's only when I press the power button sometimes. I can't find any info on these lights online. Any quick help would be appreciated

Answer:Z580 power, battery, caps lock and power button blinking in order

Just a quick edit: By some miracle it has powered up and all seems well. Only oddity is that some icons in the bottom taskbar are invisible, but fan and everything else seems to be working fine with no issues in device manager. 

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Energy efficiency is one of the most active topics in modern computing today. As evidence, consider that processor and chipset vendors are marketing products on ?performance per watt?, instead of just processor clock frequency and benchmark performance.
The Windows operating system can have just as big an influence as any other component in the platform. In engineering Windows 7 Microsofts goal is to make sure Windows provides a great foundation and energy saving opportunities within the operating system starting with configuration of power policy settings.
For Windows 7, Microsoft is refining the user experiences for power management, focusing on reducing idle power consumption and supporting new device power modes.
There are two reasons to optimize idle power consumption on the system.
First there are various times throughout the day when the PC is idle and the more the system gets to idle and stays idle, the less power it uses.
Second, idle power consumption is the ?base? power consumption for all other workloads. A system which consumes 15W at Idle will consume additional power over the idle power consumption while is use for other workloads. By reducing the idle power consumption on the platform we will improve most other scenarios as well.
More at E7.

Answer:Windows 7 Power Management

thx for info. -when i get win7 someday lol

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I use win 98 on a Gateway desk top. In my power management, the sleep/hibernation function has suddenly disapppeared having been in use for several years! Selection is no longer an option in control panel/power management.While not vital, its loss is inconvenient. Any ideas on how it can be restored?

Answer:Windows 98 power management

click here this should help, good luck

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I have a Windows 7 laptop and I really like the very detailed power management options it provides--things like disabling USB ports. I'm wondering if there is such functionality in old Windows XP, or if there is a piece of software I could install that would give me it.

My Windows XP laptop is an HP and I cannot upgrade because it is corporate issues.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Power management in Windows XP

Xp is quite limited with its power management. Notebook Hardware Control might give you a few more options but otherwise it is worth it to stick with windows 7. Even though it isn't as light as XP, the better options will probably get you better battery life.
 

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Is it possible to make my system appear as if its shutdown? Reason I'm asking is that my roommates are always complaining that I keep my system on... but I'm usually downloading something or needing something remotley... is there a way to make it appear as if its shut down yet I can still remote in or download? I'm assuming there is software for this but I havn't come across anything. Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 power management

The only thing you could do is either:

1. turn off your monitor
2. let your system go into low power standby

Other than that there is nothing more that can be done. Simply put, the fans inside dont go off and as soon as you access the machine they can figure out that it isnt off.

Make sure you have no colored case fans, turn off the monitor and hope they dont hear the drives spinning up when you remote in.

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Greetings friends.
We still do have 30 Windows XP Computers in our Network which are not in domain. Yes we're migrating slowly towards windows 7.
Recently we have standardized our computer settings to be 10 minutes of inactivity to turn off screen and 20 minutes of inactivity to sleep. It was really tedious to go to each and every computer change the settings manually.
So i made a batch file to implement the standard settings created in one of the xp machines
"powercfg /export powerStd /file filename.
Now to invoke that batch file a NORMAL account allow in xp to change the powercfg.
When i do runas /u:administrator "powerStd.bat, The power settings are created instead for the administrator user.
I hope i clearly mentioned my problem.
Many Thanks
lexi
 

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Ok, I've got laptop with a pentium M 1.6 in it thats going into powersaving mode whenever I go fullscreen in a game. Basically its clocking itself down from 1.6 to 591 mhz.


Naturally this is unacceptible.


I tried going through dell with this but "registry editing isnt covered by our general software support" so they directed me to the hell desk and demanded $40.

I want one of two things if you guys can help:

A. The ability to set the processor to power saving mode at will. The power management schemes offer no option to control the CPU's power saving features.

B. The ability to just disable it. I can live with the shorter battery life.


Thanks in advance.


Edit: I forgot to mention the first thing I did when I got this thing was format the hard drive, create a smaller 20 gig partition and put linux on it. I have no such issues with the superior OS. This also removed dells proprietary crap polluting my hard drive, like the AOL free trial. All winblows drivers are current, SP2 in installed(XP home) and fully patched. Dude, Im not buying another dell.

Full specs are:
(Dell Inspiron 8600)
Radeon 9600 mobility
512 ram
60gb hard drive
24xdvd/cdrw combo
Pentium M 1.6
 

Answer:Windows power management

Tarfu said:



Naturally this is unacceptible.Click to expand...

Indeed it is. ^.^

Check the BIOS options for CPU scaling on power save.
 

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Hi Forum,

I have a laptop that will not allow me to change the power management settings. When I either right click on the mouse and go to properties/screen saver/monitorpower the hr glass appears for a couple of seconds and then disappears.


.....the same things happens if I go thru control power .....

Good old Microsoft reckons the xp is probably corrupted and will have to be reinstalled ( losing naturally all the info on the HD) ....any suggestions folks?
 

Answer:Windows Xp power Management

You could attempt to fix your windows installation by inserting the Win XP CD-ROM and when prompted select the REPAIR option. If that doesnt work i suggest backing up your system data and reinstall.
 

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Hey folks!I have recently updated my bios [both files, private and public, step by step with the manual] from official site (http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-z-series-laptops/ideapad-z580/... which is for WIN 7 and WIN8 (64 bit). I had previous version 5FCN34ww and everything worked very well, but after this bios update to version 5FCN95ww i have some problems.(yes, im a dumbass, because i didnt backup my previous bios)I'm using win7 64bit, i dont want win 8)   First, i have problems with energy management software, which is not working properly, only dust option is working, and after this bios update, it seems like my fan speed is everytime on the "silent mode",  and  i have significantly increased temperatures on my pc, which i can feel even with the hand placed on the surface of my notebook.After this update, there is an issue, which is very anoying. i have some popup windows, that informs me, that"ENERGY MANAGEMENTCPU 70% [or 100%...]"and there is an option "ok" its very annoying, because when i click on the "OK" button, in a while, there is another window with similar window, so i must move this window outside of my working space and it will not popup again. I have tried reinstalling my energy management software (from the official website), and everything is the same.The second thing, which i did, was reinstalling my windows, so there was clean install and there cant be mess in the drivers etc. Noth... Read more

Answer:z580 bios update (from 5FCN34ww to 5FCN95ww) energy management isn't working properly

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I cannot find a released Power Management Driver for Windows 7 for the Thinkpad T61. I see a version 1.60 but it does not include Windows 7 for the T61.  And the only other one I have found is beta. As an aside, do I even need the Power Management Driver if I'm not going to use Power Manager?

Answer:T61 Power Management Driver for Windows 7 - where?

I have v1.55 installed, pretty sure Windows Update found it for me when I first installed windows.





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New power management driver 1.66 does not work: error message appears on restart. Going back to 1.65.....removes the error message. Is Lenovo aware?

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I just upgraded my Toshiba A70 Laptop with Windows 7. The old Toshiba power management software is not compatible with Windows 7 and does not work. Is there any third party power management software I can use to increase my battery time. The old Toshiba software worked quite nicely on Windows XP.
 

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Hello everyone,
I haven't had any chance to test this deeply as I would like but anyways that is.
I suggest everyone with more than 1 Hard disk drive to disable the feature that switches off the hard drives after x minutes of inactivity as this caused me issues to the hard drive (bad sectors).
I got an error from Utorrent ran a chdsk c: /r and got a list of files with problems. The hard drive is pretty new and the last time I remember of such an issue is when I installed vista and I solved it disabling this feature at that time.

Anyone else has verified this thing?

Answer:Windows 7 and the power management evil

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Deviad


Hello everyone,
I haven't had any chance to test this deeply as I would like but anyways that is.
I suggest everyone with more than 1 Hard disk drive to disable the feature that switches off the hard drives after x minutes of inactivity as this caused me issues to the hard drive (bad sectors).
I got an error from Utorrent ran a chdsk c: /r and got a list of files with problems. The hard drive is pretty new and the last time I remember of such an issue is when I installed vista and I solved it disabling this feature at that time.

Anyone else has verified this thing?


No, i actually always leave it disabled.
I don't like Windows turning off things without my consent. :P

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As you know most cpu's can clock themselves down when there idle or dont have much load. i have this feature disabled because i use my computer for gaming. However, its on 24-7 and while im sleep i would like for it to clock down.

If i set it to "always on" in power options my CPU will not clock down which is normal.

If i set it to minimal power than it will clock down and up by itself.

Now how i do i put this on a schedule? I would like @ for example 9am-1am to be set for "ALWAYS ON.

However, after 2am i would like the computer to automatically set itself to minimal power management so the cpu is able to clock down while im sleep.

Thanks.

Os windows xp
 

Answer:How to schedule windows power management?

You can probably do this using task scheduler to run a batch file, using power profile registry entries exported to .reg files.

Each batch file would contain something like:

regedit /s whichpowerprofile.reg
Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme

The registry entries for the "current" power profile is in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg. The value is in CurrentPowerPolicy, a number from 0 to 5. This is the value you would export for each of your power profiles that you want to switch.

I don't have an XP system handy to test this right now, but it should work.

edit: Personally, I would just leave power management enabled all the time. It makes very little difference in performance while it's enabled and power management saves power and lets the computer run cooler.
 

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Hi everybody, this is me again and with another question. :P

Has anybody managed to make toshiba power saver software work under W 7? Honestly, I prefer this software rather than windows's one since I can set up many core / HDD / screen options, and so, use full power of my pc only when I really need it (most of the time I use the pc to study/ navigate) and it isn't necesary use full power

Thanks a lot!

Answer:Power management utility and Windows 7

Are you referring to the Toshiba Power Saver in XP?

There is no Vista and Win7 version so you can only use Vista's/Win7's built-in power saver, with the add-ons installed from the Toshiba Value Added Package.

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Hello, at the beginning I would like to apologise for my english.  Few days ago I bought notebook Lenovo y70-70. I installed Windows 10 64 bit english version on it. After that I installed all drivers and updates, but I have problem with one driver - Energy Manager and Flight Mode Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit). It doesn't install. It unpacks, but after that nothing happens. I event tried to run it manually from cmd, but there are some errors. C:\drivers\Energy_Manager_and_Flight_Mode_Driver>pushd C:\drivers\Energy_Manager_and_Flight_Mode_Driver\AcpiVpc\AMD64\

C:\drivers\Energy_Manager_and_Flight_Mode_Driver\AcpiVpc\AMD64>pnputil.exe -i -a *.inf
Microsoft PnP Utility

Processing inf : AcpiVpc.inf
Failed to install the driver on any of the devices on the system : No more data
is available.

Total attempted: 1
Number successfully imported: 0
C:\drivers\Energy_Manager_and_Flight_Mode_Driver\AcpiVpc\AMD64>if /I "259" NEQ "0" (echo "install AcpiVpc fail 259" ) & goto IN_Fail"install AcpiVpc fail 259"

C:\drivers\Energy_Manager_and_Flight_Mode_Driver\AcpiVpc\AMD64>ECHO 31.08.2015 17:11:55,69 [FAIL] The module EM FlighMode Driver-Utility install fail 1>>C:\SWWORK\MODULES.LOG
The system cannot find the path specified.

C:\drivers\Energy_Manager_and_Flight_Mode_Driver\AcpiVpc\AMD64>ECHO 31.08.2015 17:11:55,69 [FAIL] The module EM FlighMode Driver-Utility install fail 1>>C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\BUGCAN.LOG

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Answer:Lenovo Y70-70 Power Management Windows 10

i have the y50-70 and i have the same problem, install the 8.1 version it seems to work fine.

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Hi,I upgraded to windows 8 on my T420s and have done all updates using Lenovo update utility. I installed power driver for windows 8 but I cannot find the power management software. When will it be released? I need the software because my batteries are running out in just one hour of use - but i know that they are not dead because they are both new batteries and they shoudl be holding a combined 6 hours of use.Is there some other utility I can use to let windows reset the battery and relearn its capacity or something like that?  Ezra

Answer:Windows 8 - Power Management Software

Hi, ishtech
 
Lenovo has yet to release the Power Manger for Windows 8, but some users have developed a workaround. Though not supported, it seems that some users have been able to install the Windows 7 power manager (found here) and have gotten it to work by running it in Windows 7 compatibility mode. If it works for you, it should tide you over until Lenovo releases Power Manager for Windows 8. You can find more information on this here on this Lenovo thread.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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I did a "Refresh" with Windows 10 which is, in effect, a clean install (keeping user data) I did want to keep "Power Management", so I downloaded the Windows 8 version for the G570, and installed it.It seems to be working, but in perusing the help tonight, I saw where it said that it only worked with Windows 8. My question is: would there be any harm in continuing to use it with windows 10? I did a Battery Gauge Reset with it.  It took about 8 hours to complete, but IIRC, it took something like this long under Windows 7 with the original PMgmt that came with the system.

Answer:G570 - Power Management with Windows 10?

Dear DaveLB,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
 
Since lenovo did not test or released the compatible windows 10 softwares and drivers for the G570 yet, we advice you to go back to the previous windows, till lenovo check if this laptop will be applicable to run with windows 10 or not.
 
Regards,
Joseph

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In vista, you can change the power settings from power saver to high performance. How do you do this in XP?

In XP, I tried all the power schemes and none of them seem to lower the noise coming from my laptop fan. In vista, when i change it to power saver, the noise goes down a lot. So i was hoping i could do this to XP.

How would i do this for XP? Maybe some 3rd party programs?
 

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Hi lenovo, why you remove the thermal management profile on windows 8 ?, i think its a good feature for many people, but now you remove that good feature without any reason

Answer:Lenovo Power Management for Windows 8 is BAD

If you want that feature, you must have the required buttons. If you have the thermal management buttons, then you could just use the lenovo energy management for windows 7 if possible as it will work properly.





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Hi;I installed Windows 7 64Bit on my Lenovo X300 and I`m having a problem about power management. I installed all the drivers via System Update.The problem is ,when I choose Maximum Battery Life profile in the Power Management, system fan starts spinning very loudly when AC not plugged in. And when I plug-in AC, fan stops spinning. I`m having same problem using profiles which I defined. Is this a common problem? Or is this a problem at all?Thank you for your answers.

Answer:Windows 7 Power Management Problem

There is a setting in the BIOS setup that will let you tone down the fan excitement.  Reboot and press F1 as the Thinkpad screen goes by and review the settings.

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Hello, I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and found the battery gauge in the tray area no longer worked. I tried to upgrade the power management driver via the system update utility but this refused to work. The manual install option also didn't work. The message I received was: The installed version of the application could not be determined. The setup will not terminate. Can anyone help me please? Michael. 

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How can you turn power management off for all user accounts in windows 2000? I log on as administrator and turn it off there, but it does not take affect for the other user accounts on the machine. (I am talking about when you go to desktop properties on the screen saver tab).

Thanks
 

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A problem i've been having and one that is murdering my battery, is a huge power issue under Windows 8 Pro. When i put the computer to sleep, it works great for about a day, but if I don't use the computer again within about  a day, the computer turns on and runs the battery down where it then dies. What should happen is it should enter hibernation and not kill the battery. Maybe this is what it's doing and because of a bad driver or whatever hibernation isn't working as intended. At any rate it's killing me! Has anyone experienced this as well, and do you know of a solution. I mean I started off with a near perfect battery, and after using windows 8 for a month am already knocked down 28% of total capacity. Thank you for any feedback/help.  





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Answer:X220t, windows 8 pro, and power management

I don't have the same problem, but I wanted to install the thinkvantage powermanagement programm on windows 8, but that does not seem to work.  Actually, most of the thinkvantage software is not working on it. I took all the latest drivers of the lenovo website. 

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My Windows 8.1 is complaining that the Y500 power management system isn't compatible. Are the any compatible drivers that I can use? Message from Windows 8.1:Compatibility issue between your power management system and WindowsYour power management system isn't compatible with this version of Windows.The model name of your power management system is Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller. I have tried download the Windows 8 driver from Lenovo support page for Y500. Still not working...

Answer:Power Management for Y500 is not compatible with Windows 8.1

Refer to this link. I think you have the same problem.

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After reinstalling windows 8.1 on my Machine I am getting the following Error Message from Windows. Compatibility issue between your power management system and WindowsYour power management system isn't compatible with this version of Windows.The model name of your power management system is Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller I found these links on the board:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Power-Management-for-Y500-is-not-compatible-wit...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Power-Management/td-p/1243581 But they direct to a solution for the Y510.  Is the Y510 driver compatable for the Y500? Thank you in advance for your help.<script language="javascript">// function expand( obj ) { if( obj.nextSibling.style.display=='none' ) { obj.nextSibling.style.display = 'block'; obj.firstChild.firstChild.src='http://wer.microsoft.com/Responses/include/images/down.gif' } else { obj.nextSibling.style.display = 'none'; obj.firstChild.firstChild.src='http://wer.microsoft.com/Responses/include/images/right.gif' } } // </script>

Answer:Y500 and Power Management Error with Windows 8.1

hi TonyGZ
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
I don't have those models here for testing but since the Y510p is the successor of its gaming model, the Y500, the Lenovo Energy Management designed for the Win8.1 (Y510p) should also work on the Y500.
 
If you have the Energy Management v8.08.0.2.4, consider doing the following:
1. Uninstall the current Lenovo Energy Management / Power Management software from the Control Panel (icon views) > Programs and Features
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2. Ensure that BIOS is updated (v2.04).
3. Install the Lenovo Power Management 8.0.2.14
 
 
Regards

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Bought a new Dell Visio and the power management settings for the NIC Card will not save. The workstation is consistantly disabling the card. After a reboot the settings default to the originial setting. I have tried creating a new power plan and using high performance. Disabling hibernation and standby modes. I check the bio settings. I have looked for updated drivers. Thanks for your assistance.Mike

Answer:Windows 7 NIC power management wont save

If this is new and the card came with the system then contact Dell.If the card was purchased separately make sure you disable the onboard NIC through the BIOS and then try again. If that does not help, contact the card manufacturer's support for help.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Installed the power management driver for Win 8.1   I am using the registry to START and STOP my charging process with the following reg keys ( I am doing it this way since there is no Power Manager software): ChargeStartControlChargeStartPercentageChargeStopControlChargeStopPercentage Been using it for a while, I dont allow the battery to charge unless it is under 35% and I was stoping at 85%. I tried changing the stop back to 100% and it will not change past 85%.   I have rebooted, unistalled the driver, removed microsoft ACPI, replaced ACPI .. Nothing works.   This was working about a month ago. For the record, for whatever reason, removing the power management driver does not remove the reg keys ...  I dont know why ...  Am I missing something or do I have a bad battery?

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Hello,
I have just installed Windows 8 on my home HP Microserver with AMD n36l CPU integrated. After installation
of Hyper-V module, the PowerNow cpu management has stopped working. In Control Panel / Power Management I don't see CPU scaling options and the CPU is still running at highest frequency. When I remove Hyper-V, the frequency changes without any problem and
it is manageable through power management. 

Information exposed to operating system during boot:

Processor 0 in group 0 exposes the following power management capabilities:
Idle state type: ACPI Idle (C) States (1 state(s))
Performance state type: ACPI Performance (P) / Throttle (T) States
Nominal Frequency (MHz): 1300
Maximum performance percentage: 100
Minimum performance percentage: 61
Minimum throttle percentage: 61

Does anybody has similar problem? Is there some workaround?

Thank you for any answer

Petr Janousek

Answer:Hyper-V Windows 8 CPU power management problem

So, there is some bug with Hyper-V in Windows 8 and CPU power management. On the same hardware with Windows Server 2008 R2 is everything OK.

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The subject says it all: How can I get v1.52 of the "ThinkPad Power Management driver for Windows Vista, XP, 2000, Me, 98 SE - ThinkPad" driver? Since installing v1.53 I've been experiencing screen issues (screen goes dark, and it's very hard to get the screen brightness back to normal) that seem to be tied to my T40p entering sleep mode / turning off the screen. I want to see if reverting back to v1.52 fixes these problems. Thanks, RocketDude





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Hi all.

I have built a new computer system for my parents and am having some annoying power management problems.

The system specs are:
Asus M4A7TD USB3
Athlon II x4 640
4GB RAM DDR31600
Ati Radeon 4350 1Gb

All drivers and BIOS are up to date.

The annoyances stem from the fact that when the system is powered down from Windows, the machine keeps power through the LAN Port and USB bus, keeping lights on the mouse, keyboard and card reader which is a problem for my parents. I realise that this is normal, and - I believe - so the computer can be woken up?

However, BIOS option for 'wake on LAN/KB/Mouse/USB' etc is all disabled.

There is a setting for energy savings requirement EuP, which when enabled, over rides all other settings, and when this EuP setting is selected and the computer is turned off, all power is switched off, and no lights are left on.

However, if EuP is active, and I set the computer to sleep in Windows 7, there is no way to wake the machine up from sleep other than killing power to the PSU. The power button flashes on and off but does nothing when you press it. Nothing happens with keyboard or mouse action.

However, with EuP disabled, sleep works as it should from Windows.

Is there something I'm missing?

Many thanks.

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Where is the Lenovo Power Management driver for Windows 7 on the Lenovo website? It seems like it's been taken down, but it's still available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10.

Answer:Lenovo Power Management driver for Windows 7

Good day.
Please tell us which model you have, otherwise it will be difficult for the community to assist you. We will also be able to confirm that your post is in the proper forum.Regards.

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Hello everyone! I recently got my Lenovo yoga 460. I installed the Lenovo Power Management Driver for Windows 10 in hopes of setting the charger to charge when battery is below 40% and stop charging when the battery reaches 90% However, after successful installation, I could not find any user interface to set such setting. I could clearly see the " Lenovo Power Management Driver " under programs and features. The driver is also installed in C:\DRIVERS\WIN\PMDriver I noticed that the update date is 5/16/2016. Could this update to blame? What went wrong? Thank you very much and I really appreciate your help! Have a good day

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Has anybody managed to get Power Management Driver 1.67.13.12 for 64 bit Windows 7 (n1zku15w_x64.exe) to install on a T430? It runs and looks like it installs fine but if I look in device manager I see that the old version is still being used!

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Hi, I recently get a message issues about power management in my laptopit says "power management issues with your power management system"I clicked at the link  and directed to this site. But, I didn't get what I have to do  I've looked up to drivers download but, I cannot find the drivers that I should download below my latop series and the operating system that I used.It's nice if someone cn help me with this thanks













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Answer:power management issues Windows 8.1 Pro Lenovo G40-70

hi amaliawira,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
First:
    Look Under Control Panel / Uninstall a program and Look for Lenovo Energy Managament or Lenovo Power Management Software and Uninstall it.
    After installation or If there is no Power Management or Energy Management, download and install this Software
https://support.lenovo.com/ph/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-g-series-laptops/g40-70-notebo...
 
Let me know your findings
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 





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All,I have a Windows 2003 AD Domain and Windows 7 clients.I have successfully configured our Windows 7 clients to use certain Power Management options thru the use of GPO.However, I don't see an option to configure the "Allow Wake Timers".I would like to use this to wake Windows 7 machines up to do a full scan with our Antivirus program.Can anyone tell me how to configure "Allow Wake Timers" thru a Windows 2003 AD GPO?Thanks,Systems Admin

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I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 on my Yoga 8.1 device. I followed the application removal instructions before upgrading, then reinstalled the correct drivers for 8.1. Everything works well except for the fact that I get a Windows warning that there is a Power Management Compatibility Issue with the Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller. Any idea how to fix this? All hardware in the Device Manager are working properly. Thanks in advance for your help. I have BIOS 7xxx. Regards,Nate













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Answer:Yoga 11s Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Upgrade - Power Management Compatibility Issue

I have this exact same issue, but with the 8.x BIOS.My 11S also has issues going to sleep automatically when plugged in or on battery power, as well as staying asleep more than one second when on battery power, regardless of whether I initiate sleep manually via the menu or by closing the lid/pressing power button. I figured they could be related to this, but I'm pretty sure I had the same issues before the Windows 8.1 upgrade.

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Hi! On my t430s I can't get the Thinkvantag Power Manager working. Was someone succesful with this? Thanks!

Answer:T430s Windows 8 Thinkvantage Power Management not working

ThinkVantage Power Manager is not supported under Win 8.
Cheers,
 
Bill

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Hello all,

I have the following issue on my Satellite Pro A300:

My laptop fan is working continuously, meaning almost always spinning. I cleaned the whole cooling system with a compressed air, so it is clean, no problem with that. The reason is that in browsers when Adobe Flash Player is running it loads the CPU and the GPU so that the fan tries to cool down the system.

Now, I would like to ask, is there any solution to fix that? I mean even to reduce the GPU clock speed when I don't use graphics intensive applications.

I'm using Google Chrome as a default web browser and the Windows 7 32 bit OS.

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - Power management strategy for Windows 7

Hi buddy,

If an application loads the CPU and GPU it?s normal behavior that the fan will run and probably on high level if it?s high usage. So don?t worry because everything is normal. The fan protects the hardware of overheating.

What you can do is updating Google Chrome and Flash Player. Also try using the newest version, they also contain security updates.

Last but not least you can change the cooling method in Windows Power Management (edit power plan settings). If you have installed Toshiba Value Added Package you can choose between Battery optimized and Maximum Performance. Select battery optimized and fan activity will be less.

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Hello,
 
I have an issue about the Power Management driver.
I received my Lenovo z510 laptop with Win 8 but as I don't like this OS, I have installed Win 7 64bits.
 
I have installed the LEM driver available  on this link: http://mobilesupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-z-series-laptops/ideapad...
 
But when I let my laptop in power off mode during a certain time, when I turn on my laptop, all USB port are not functionnal.
When I restart my laptop, a bluescreen appears with the following message DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE.
After the restart, the USB ports are functionnal.
 
I try to install and reinstall the LEM but I have an error in "Peripheral Management" for : Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller
 
Anyone have solution for me?
 
Thanks a lot,
Clems
 
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Having a lot of issues with my new (refurbished) Lenovo u530. One issue is that I have an unknown device in device manager that appears to be related to my lack of a power management driver. The reason I have no power management driver is because lenovo offers none to download on the drivers page when I select windows 8.1.  The Windows 8 option lists as working with the u530,  Z410, Z510, Z710. http://mobilesupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-u-series-laptops/ideapad... When I go to the support page for z410/z510 I see they have an 8.1 driver available, but u530 is not listed. http://mobilesupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-z-series-laptops/ideapad... Z710 also has no 8.1 driver available on the lenovo site.  I have found a reference out there that suggested this driver: http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/em8180214.exe but it's kind of out of nowhere and don't want to try it without somebody saying it's correct. 

Answer:What power management driver for u530 64bit Windows 8.1?

hi RegerREdhawk,
 
Thanks for Posting!
 
I would suggest using the same Windows 8 Power Management Software,
Lenvo Energy Management Driver for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad U530 Touch, Z410, Z510, Z710
 
Im pretty sure that the version for 8.1 will be released for this model.
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!





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Hi:
I have a computer with windows 7 64bit installed
and been having a problem I never experienced before:
the power management wont turn off monitors after then time I set it up to.
Even when I install third party app to turn off monitors with a click
they turn back on again right away.
So something is actively turning my monitors back on.
Now the funny thing is, if I install windows 8, it wont have any problems.
Only on windows 7. But since windows 8 is not good for my work.
I have to stick with windows 7.
I also tried switching off the network, mouse and keyboard power management wake up, and still wont repair it.
Can anyone help?
thanks

Answer:Windows 7 power management wont turn off monitors

hi mech
thanks for the reply.
but like I said in my post I disabled the mouse wake up setting
so its not the mouse, not the keyboard or the network.
I need to find a way to find out what is the software that is doing that.
and yes i use the 1 minute shut off to test it, surely not an hour wait to test.
anyone else has any suggestions?
thanks

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Hi, i was using Windows 7 and Power management software. When I was playing game CS:GO I set in this management to high performance and CS:GO works good. After I install Windows 8, i did not find Power management software and when I am playing CS:GO my FPS after about 25 minutes playing are going down from 70 FPS to 17 FPS. This wasn´t going, when I was using Power management on Windows 7. I think, that problem is in Fan speed control in Windows 8. My question is simple. Will be a fix to fan control or update Power management software to Windows 8? Thank you for your help. Regards,Novak

Answer:Lenovo E535 - Power Management software - Windows 8

Hi Novak,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
If you are using Windows 8/8.1, I?m sorry to inform that Power manager doesn?t exist for the above said operating systems. Unfortunately, Lenovo had to withdraw power manager for its ThinkPad models due to certain conflicts with Windows 8/8.1.
 
You can find Power settings in Lenovo settings application which can be downloaded from Windows store.
 
You can use tpfancontrol to control the fan speed and check the temperatures.
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hello,There is no lenovo power management driver for windows 8.1 listed in the support page. There is only a version for windows 8 available. I need that driver and i need to have it. My laptop is the G510. When will the new version of the software be released? It's a new laptop and it should be fully compatible. Till then, will installing windows 8 version of the program cause problems?Thanks

Answer:Power Management Driver for Windows 8.1 missing (G510)

What is power management exactly? Just bought my laptop so does it have power management or do I have to download it? There is a win 8.1 driver for power management to my G505.

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I recently built a new computer (Intel mobo, Core 2 Duo quad-core, 4GB RAM) and installed the Windows 7 beta (32-bit).

One issue that I have observed seems to be related to power management. After about a half-hour of non-use, the computer seems to go into sleep mode. The screen shuts down, all the fans stop, and the hard drive and power lights go out. It then sits there for about a minute like this, and then, for no reason that I can see, it powers back up again. The fans rev up, the lights come on, the screen takes on a glow (though nothing is displayed), etc.

After a few minutes, it powers down again. After another minute, it powers back up. This cycle seems to go on indefinitely.

Does anone have any idea what might be causing this or what I might do to determine what the problem is? I have never seen anything like this before.

Thanks!

Answer:Strange Windows 7 beta power management issue...

It could be one of your peripherals waking the computer from sleep.
Check the setting of anything you have that could wake the computer up!

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I just updated from the 1.67.03xx to 1.67.04.05 (released May 20, 2014) from http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS032258 on my main w520 I used to get 6+ hrs on a battery (95% -> 10-15%, then i swap to another bat.) till this update. My battery now drains nearly twice as fast, with the same programs and work style. I checked, my power plan settings are unchanged, down to the fine detail, all the same as before. Anybody else? P.S. I also updated my Lenovo Settings Dependency Package for Windows 8.1 to 2.2.0.26  ... which may just as well have caused the sudden drain in stead of the suspected PWM driver of above. 

Answer:Lenovo Power Management Driver 1.67.04.05 for Windows 8.1 => battery hog?

With that much battery difference, there must be some run-away process hogging CPU.  Is there anything obvious showing up in Task Manager detailed view?  Sort by CPU usage and see if anything sticks out.

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 MY MODEL : Ideapad Z510 1 MY O.S Windows 8.1 I Have a problem with energy manager:   Compatibility issue between your power management system and WindowsYour power management system isn't compatible with this version of Windows.The model name of your power management system is Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller.

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I have purchased a new Lenovo Ideapad S410 and have this problem.        Compatibility issue between your power management system and Windows        It also gives a message "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you. (100% complete)        If you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this error:VIDEO DXGKRNL FATAL ERROR Please help! My laptop is only 5 days old.

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I just received a replacement y510p because the previous one I purchased had a defective trackpad. Currently, I'm checking to make sure that the "new" laptop is working properly and so I have the "old" and "new" side by side when I noticed that the "new" y510p's energy management software and windows 8.1's power management icon are not working together. If I go to window's power management icon and change it from high performance to power saver, the window's power icon will say it is in power saving mode while the energy management software will say it is still in high performance and vice versa. I have "repaired" the installation of the energy management software and it still does not correct the problem. The "old" y510p that I have does not do this and works perfectly fine. To top it off, this "new" y510p overheats when idle and is 2 times slower than the "old" y510p eventhough they both have the same specs and softwares installed!!

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I've recently upgraded from windows vista home to windows 7 ultimate. I've experienced some issues with "sudden" and "random" display closures. To put it simply, the screen goes black (not completely, there's still a slight glow of grey as opposed to completely shut off) and I cannot see my mouse or anything. If i try to input a key stroke, a sound sometimes appears. I've adjusted my power settings to not turn off in ANY situation and the problem still persists.

Then I tried changing the "Processor power management" and changed maximum to 5% (minimum is also 5% originally) as opposed to 100% in the default setting. This seemed to fixed the constant sudden and random black screens but I'm afraid this has decreased my laptop's performance.

These are the specs and I hope someone can tell me what was wrong and how I can go back to a high performance setting without experiencing sudden screen outages.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-64, AMD64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3837 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 292747 MB, Free - 209105 MB; D: Total - 12492 MB, Free - 1437 MB; G: Total - 953835 MB, Free - 858000 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 3059, 19.17, None
Antivirus: BitDefender Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Windows 7 : Black Screen + Processor power management

Is this a laptop for desktop? Sounds like overheating on the video. Vista is getting old so have you ever cleaned the machine? Use compressed air to do the cleaning.

Anyone else with some ideas?
 

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HiAfter getting fed up with Windows Vista on the N200 due to Vista's bloat, I've installed XP Pro and it is so much better.Anyway I've downloaded and installed all the necessary drivers.  On Lenovo website I downloaded the Power management driver, I'm not sure what it does.  Is there any other software to download from Lenovo that provides better power management options other than the ones Windows XP comes with, such as screen brightness, finer control over processor speeds etc?I've had other makes of laptop that normally come with their own applets that provide better control, but see nothing for the N200 series for XP.RegardsPhil

Answer:Any Windows XP power management software from Lenovo for N200?

Hi thereIm afraid I cant help you with your question but since Im about to buy a Lenovo 3000 N200 laptop maybe you could help me with som questios regarding compitability with XP.I want the laptop to run XP Professional smoothly and I wonder: How well does it work with XP and is there much problems to get it run with XP? It will arrive with Visa so Im gonna have to configure XP on my Lenovo 3000 N200 myself.I read something about the machine went overheating and i didnt really understand the circumstances... is that a risk if im gonna install XP instead of Vista? What is "Hibernate", could someone describe this please?I also heard something about problems with fingerprint-reader. Im not interested in that application. Do I need it to access the computer or is it just a "bonus"?Can you mention any hardware problems with the computer that is irritating?Im also wondering how much the screen reflects, is it annoying?Do you guys still recommend it and could you describe how complicated it is to do it?Thanks!ekano

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I have a T430 that has had its original Windows 8 upgraded to Windows 10 Professional. Everything seems OK except that System Update keeps telling me to install the Power Management Driver, even after I have done so and restarted the machine. i have uninstalled the Power Management program, but that makes no difference. Is there a problem with System Update?

Answer:T430 + Windows 10: Power Management Driver problem

I uninstalled the Lenovo Power Manager and rebooted, intending to try reinstalling later, but then I found that ver. 1.67.10.20 of the driver was installed (presumably installed automatically by Windows as the machine restarted), whereas the Lenovo System Update had wanted me to install 1.67.10.15.

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I keep getting message in Action Centre as follows:Compatibility issue between your power management system and WindowsYour power management system isn't compatible with this version of Windows.The model name of your power management system is Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller. Can somebody help please. I have Ideapad Z50-70 and running Windows 8.1 64bit and I installed correct  driver for my system. I try to reinstall driver but I have same error. Please help

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I have an Aspire E5-574G, that has for some time had an issue with not being able to turn on after having entered automatic sleep mode. Also, even though sleep-on-lid-close was disabled, whenever I closed the lid, the computer would go to sleep, and not be able to return, without holding the start button for 10secs.The initial suggestion from support was to roll back Windows 10 to factory settings, with I did two days ago, and now the real problems star. After resetting Windows, the laptop will not run without the power cord plugged in. It claims that the battery is 100% fully loaded and there's no indication that the battery is faulty, it even worked perfectly right up until I did the Windows reset. Right now it really seems to me that the battery is damaged, but I'm leaning towards Windows power management being the issue? Anyone have any good suggestions, bar scrapping Win10 and go back to good old XP?!?

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Hi, I hope someone can point me in the right direction with a problem I have with my Lenovo laptop.I have a T420s (Win 7 ultimate) that has stopped working. When connected to AC the battery light on the lid started blinking and stayed on but the battery was not charging, first thought was the known problems with the power manager and windows but when I changed the settings in the power manager it still didn't charge. When disconecting the battery the laptop was dead, it would only run with the battery connected but the strange thing is that it indicated that AC was connected but the system will not run on AC only? I've tried a second adapter (also 65w 20v) but that made no difference.Meanwhile the battery has run totaly empty. Leaving it unplugged for a few hours and then connecting it to AC power it gets power for 2 seconds and then dies again. Looks like a hardware problem? Any suggestions? Thanks for any help! Alex













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Answer:T420s no power on AC power but power management says AC power is connected?

Shot in the dark, but try the following.Unplug the battery, unplug the AC.Tap the power button ten times, then press and hold for 30 seconds.Reattach the AC and try booting it again.

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On my Satellite A75-S206, I have one partition on my hard drive running Windows 98SE.

When I run Windows 98 on this model, the hard disk keeps spinning (does not spin down), the cooling fan is always running at high speed, I cannot dim the monitor, nor use any other features of advanced power management that are available while running my XP partition. The generic power management utility in my Windows 98SE (Intel Speed Step) does not remedy these problems, even when using custom settings. The advanced power management utilities that shipped with the recovery CD for this model work only on XP or Windows 2000, and these advanced power management utilities will not install on Windows 98.

Is there a driver download, or are there software downloads available for Windows 98SE to emulate the advanced power management features that work on XP? Is there any other workaround?

Answer:Advanced Power Management on Windows 98SE for Satellite A75-S206?

Hi

As far as I know this unit was designed for the US market and it was delivered only with a XP Home and XP Pro OS.
I have checked the Toshiba US driver page and don?t found any drivers for Win98.
Unfortunately if you use the Win98 you have to do it without the Toshiba functions.
Sorry, there is nothing to do.

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Hi everyone, Does anyone know how to get the de-dusting option on the new power management for win8 to show up? I reinstalled the one for win7 but it works only on Desktop and not on the Tile interface, which is annoying.... (I mean the buttons on the laptop are useless on the Tiles which is the platform I use the most).The power management for win8 doesn't seem to have the button on the laptop enabled for switching in between Normal, Silent, High efficiency and de-dusting option. Any suggestion Spoiler (Highlight to read)  

Answer:De-dusting and button enable power management option on Windows 8??

 Does anyone know how to get the de-dusting option on the new power management for win8 to show up? I reinstalled the one for win7 but it works only on Desktop and not on the Tile interface, which is annoying.... (I mean the buttons on the laptop are useless on the Tiles which is the platform I use the most).The power management for win8 doesn't seem to have the button on the laptop enabled for switching in between Normal, Silent, High efficiency and de-dusting option. Any suggestion Spoiler (Highlight to read)  

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When in standby mode any action of mouse, touch panel or keyboard locks laptop up requiring AC disconnect and battery removal.Only pressing the Fn key returns it to life from stand-by.Ane suggestions?Thanks

Answer:Windows XP Power management. Stand- by locks up Compaq laptop

When did this problem start?What laptop model is this?

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The Windows 10 November Update (a 3GB major update) won't allow the Lenovo Power Manager software to be installed.  My battery is currently configured to start charging at 50% and stop at 60% and it's current status is "not charging".  Is there a way to reconfigure it to fully charge until an updated Power Manager utility is available?

Answer:Power Management utility not compatible with Windows 10 November Update

Dear JJDenver,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
 
Kindly try to,
 
1- open the below path.
 
C:\Program Files(x86)\Lenovo\Energy Management
 
2- Run the Energy Management >> Settings >> Turn off conservation mode.
 

 
Regards,
Joseph

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Hi, After I upgraded my T530 to Windows 8.1 Pro, I found that a couple of things are not working quite properly. So before troubling myself with restoring to Windows 7, I would like to seek some advice and see if the problems can be resolved under Windows 8. The first problem is with the audio. Audio quality used to be great on Windows 7 with the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver, but this time after installing the driver, audio becomes detecatably blurred (noises) across a number of otherwise high-quality audio. I will try re-installing the driver, but is there any solution to this problem? The other problem concerns two useful ThinkVantage utilities. System Update used to be quite helpful with driver installation, but this time few driver items are displayed uner "recommended" and after I installed all of them under recommended settings, I could still see problem-marked devices in device manager. Also, Power Management, which offers a number of convenient power options, really does not seem to work at all in Windows 8.1. I wonder if anyone has experienced similar issues and could kindly offer some advice. Otherwise I guess I will restore to my previous Windows 7. Thanks a lot!

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I recently bought Ideapad Y510P and after installing Windows 8.1 I'm geting message below. Also this driver issue is causing 1-2 BSOD every day.Your power management system isn't compatible with this version of Windows.The model name of your power management system is Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller.I have installed the latest power management driver from Lenovo web site but the issue persist. Any solution?    





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Answer:Lenovo Y510P power management driver problem in Windows 8.1

hi vladazmn,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
As per the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Guide by Lenovo, some softwares (including the Lenovo Energy Management) may not work after upgrading the system from Windows 8.0 to 8.1.
 
If you already re-installed the Lenovo Energy Management for Windows 8 and still gives you a "Your power management system isn't compatible with this version of Windows" error, you may need to wait for the Windows 8.1 version of the Lenovo Energy Management.
 
For the meantime, you will need to uninstall the Lenovo Energy Management for Windows 8 and let Windows take control of the power management settings.
 
 
Regards

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Hi All, I've been trying to get my blue Fn keys to work on my recently purchased SL500.  Volume and screen brightness keys work (but no on-screen display), however Fn+F3 & F5 do nothing, same with the blue ThinkVantage button.  I've installed the drivers via System Update, however each time I get the message "Package did not install - ThinkPad Power Management Driver for SL Series".  The version number is 1.44. Power Manager is installed and running but the driver is not listed under Program & Features.   I'm guessing the lack of this driver is the problem.  Anyone else seen this or have a fix ?  Thanks.

Answer:Power Management Driver wont install - SL500, Windows 7

Good day.
 
If you haven't already, you might want to try installing the PMD directly (vs via TVSU).
Here's the link to the installer package and readme: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-sl-series-laptops/thinkpad-sl...
 
Please let us know if this works.
Regards.

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I have installed Windows 8.1 with latest drivers given in Lenovo site. Windows gives following notification. Is there any fix ? Compatibility issue between your power management system and WindowsYour power management system isn't compatible with this version of Windows.The model name of your power management system is Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller. 

Answer:Lenovo Y510P power management driver problem in Windows 8.1

Hi Chaminga,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums
 
I?m sorry to hear that your Y510p Laptop is displaying compatibility issue for the LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) installed in the computer, I suggest you to re-install LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) to un-install the LEM click on the ?Control Panel>Programs>Programs and Features?, then below is the link to download the exact LEM for the computer and when installing the LEM right click on the downloaded file and select ?Run as administrator? option:
 

Lenovo Power Management for Windows 8.1(32-bit, 64-bit)

Do post us back if the issue persists.
 
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar





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Basically, I'm upgrading my old 3000 Y410 to the latest Windows 8.1 64 bit and I didn't know what's the compatible power management tools/software for this OS. Last time when I upgrade it to Windows 7 64 bit, I ask a friend to help me install that kind of software, but he didn't give me the installation file.Could someone point out which power management software that I should use. Thank you













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Answer:Power Management Software for Lenovo 3000 Y410 with Windows 8.1

Hi Kaminari,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to inform you that ?Lenovo Power Management? software is not available for Lenovo 3000 Y410 as the OS (Operating System) is not compatible with the computer, but below is the link where you can download the software for Y410p and while installing right click on the downloaded file and select ?Run as administrator? option to get it installed without any error.
 

Lenovo Power Management for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)

Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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 I recently installed windows 8 in my G580...In action center it showing like this... Your power management system isn't compatible with this version of Windows.The model name of your power management system is Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller.  What should i do.....

Answer:Compatibility issue between power management system and windows in my G580...

hi sreedhar2009,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Just to verify, was the machine running on Windows 7 before and you upgraded to Windows 8 via the upgrade advisor?
  - If this is the case then you will need to uninstall the Lenovo Energy Management for Windows 7 from the Control Panel > Programs and install the Windows 8 versions below (reboot if necessary):
 
For Lenovo G580 (2189, 20150):
Lenovo Energy Management Windows 8 32/64bit
em8.0.2.5.exe45.4MB
 
For G580 (2689, 20157):
Lenovo Energy Management Windows 8 32/64bit
em8.0.2.3.exe45.4MB
 
 
Regards

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I don't know why but after I install the Lenovo PowerManagement Software it works until I restart the notebook.After the restart instead of Lenovo Power Management I have Lenovo EnergyCut runing. I can't use Power Management, just Energy Cut! WHY?!?!This is bad because I want to have the battery protection mode and Lenovo SmartFan Dust Removal. Lenovo Power Management has those functions, Energy Cut doesn't!!Does anybody know why it's acting like this? Why I can't use Power Management on Win 8? I hate EnergyCut! Thanks in advance! L.E. : The laptop is Lenovo G580AM.

Answer:Lenovo Power Management software doesn't work on Windows 8!

Hi ncrazvan,thanks for posting. I was wondering did your machine come with Win8 or you had installed Win 8 by urself?Have you tried reinistalling the Lenovo Energy management?I can check up on this issue for you but I'll require your machine type model, If you're not sure of the Machine type, could you PM me your serial number?Regards

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Hello everyone,

recently switched to Windows Vista with my Satellite M30X.
Unfortunately I cannot manage my power options, because Windows doesn't let me to do so with reference to using original Toshiba power tools instead, but those I received along with my laptop are not compatible with Vista.
There are no files available in this category on Toshiba download site.

Do you have any ideas where to get these tools? Either Toshiba or something different, but still compatible with Toshiba and Vista?
Or at least how to enable inbuilt advanced power management options in Windows?

Thanks a lot for any advice!
Martin

Answer:Need Toshiba power management tools for Windows Vista on Satellite M30X

Hi

The Toshiba Power saver for Vista was not released for Satellite M30X and it looks like you have to use the Vista own power options.
But to be honest the Vista own power options are not bad and could be configured easily.

Best regards

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Hi,

I have deleted Vista and installed the german Windows XP Professional from MSDN AA on my Toshiba Satellite A210-1BD.
It looks fine, all drivers are installed but I can not access the "TOSHIBA Power Saver": An error message appears that says that I do not have the rights to use it.
I am logged in as a user with all Administrator rights, so I do not understand why I can not access it.
Can anyone say where I can change the Rights for this?

Besides that the FN-Key-Functions are not working. I have tried to install the hotkey utility but I get the error message that "This software utility does not support this system". But the Download-Site said it is for Windows XP.

Answer:Power Management and Function Keys on Satellite A210-1BD running Windows XP

Did you choose the right Satellite A210 series?
Did you download the right tools and drivers?

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