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Microsoft® Windows® XP Inside Out Deluxe, 9780735618053 by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Chapter 18. Configuring Shutdown and Power Management Options

How Does Your Computer Manage Power? 566

Conserving Power on All Computers—Even Desktops! 567

Conserving Power on Portable Computers 580

Protecting Your Data During a Power Outage 581

ACPI vs. APM 584

Administering Power Options from the Command Prompt 589

In the past, power management has been the concern primarily of laptop-toting road warriors and others who use battery-powered portable computers. Those computers' short battery life—as little as one hour between charges—demanded that users monitor battery charge levels closely and do everything possible to minimize battery consumption. Systems were designed to turn off certain components when not in use and to switch the whole system to ...

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