Creating a Power Efficiency Report in Windows 7

by Eric Geier [Published on 4 Jan. 2012 / Last Updated on 29 March 2011]

Find ways to reduce power consumption on your laptop or desktop.

If battery life on your laptop or power consumption on your desktop is a concern, you can have Windows 7 create a Power Efficiency Report to help you tweak all types of power-related settings. Once you run the command it will analyze various components and settings for about a minute. Then you can open the detailed HTML report and see what it recommends to change.

To create the report, open Command Prompt as an administrator and use the following command:

powercfg -energy -output PATH/FILENAME.html

Then navigate to the report and open the HTML file.

The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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