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Add Primary NVMe Idle Timeout to Power Options in Windows 10

Add Primary NVMe Idle Timeout to Power Options in Windows 10

How to Add or Remove Primary NVMe Idle Timeout from Power Options in Windows 10

Modern PCs include NVMe devices to store your data instead of the classic HDD. NVMe stands for Non-Volatile Memory Express, which is often implemented as NAND flash memory that comes in several physical form factors, including solid-state drives (SSDs), PCI Express (PCIe) add-in cards, M.2 cards, and other forms. The technology allows parallel data reading and writing, thus giving incredible speeds.

Enable Battery Life Estimated Time in Windows 10

Enable Battery Life Estimated Time in Windows 10

How to Enable Battery Life Estimated Time Remaining in Windows 10

The power icon in Windows 10 works as a battery level indicator, showing the remaining battery life. In initial Windows 10 releases, the tooltip for the battery icon showed the device's estimated battery life, expressed in hours and minutes, in addition to the percentage which was calculated in real-time. However, in recent builds this feature is disabled by default, so here's how to enable it.

Add Networking Connectivity in Standby to Power Options in Windows 10

Add Networking Connectivity in Standby to Power Options in Windows 10

How to Add Networking Connectivity in Standby to Power Options in Windows 10

As you may already know from our previous articles, devices that support Modern Standby are able to keep a network connection active when in sleep mode. If you prefer the classic Control Panel over the Settings app, you might be interested in adding the Networking Connectivity in Standby option to the classic Power Options applet. It allows managing Modern Standby, but isn't visible by default.

Add System Unattended Sleep Timeout to Power Options in Windows 10

Add System Unattended Sleep Timeout to Power Options in Windows 10

How to System Unattended Sleep Timeout to Power Options in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a hidden power option called System Unattended Sleep Timeout. It specifies a period of time before the system automatically enters sleep after waking from sleep in an unattended state. Here's how to make it visible and accessible from Windows 10 Power Options.

Add Allow Sleep with Remote Opens Power Option in Windows 10

Add Allow Sleep with Remote Opens Power Option in Windows 10

How to Add Allow Sleep with Remote Opens to Power Option in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a useful, but hidden power option, Allow sleep with open remote files. When enabled, it makes the network file system prevent the computer from automatically entering sleep when remote network files are open. Here's how to make it visible and accessible from Windows 10 Power Options.

Add AHCI Link Power Management – Adaptive to Power Options in Windows

Add AHCI Link Power Management – Adaptive to Power Options in Windows

How to Add AHCI Link Power Management - Adaptive to Power Options in Windows 10

AHCI Link Power Management configures the link power management mode for disk and storage devices that are attached to the system through an AHCI interface. The 'AHCI Link Power Management - Adaptive' parameter allows setting the period of AHCI link idle time before the link is put into a slumber state when Host-Initiated Power Management (HIPM) or Device-Initiated Power Management (DIPM) is enabled.  Here's how to configure this option in Windows 10.

Add AHCI Link Power Management to Power Options in Windows

Add AHCI Link Power Management to Power Options in Windows

How to add AHCI Link Power Management to Power Options in Windows 10

AHCI Link Power Management configures the link power management mode for disk and storage devices that are attached to the system through an AHCI interface. In Windows 10 you can add the "AHCI Link Power Management" option to the Power Options applet of the classic Control Panel. It is a hidden option that is not visible by default.

Add Reserve Battery Level to Power Options in Windows 10

Add Reserve Battery Level to Power Options in Windows 10

How to add Reserve Battery Level to Power Options in Windows 10

In Windows 10 you can add the "Reserve Battery Level" option to the Power Options applet of the classic Control Panel. It specifies a percentage of capacity when the reserve battery warning is shown to the user. It is a hidden option that is not visible by default.

Add Device Idle Policy to Power Options in Windows 10

Add Device Idle Policy to Power Options in Windows 10

How to Add the Device idle policy option to Power Options in Windows 10

In Windows 10 you can add the "Device idle policy" option to the Power Options applet of the classic Control Panel. It determines whether conservation idle timeouts or performance idle timeouts are used for devices that are integrated with Windows kernel power manager device idle detection. It is a hidden option that is not visible by default.

Change System Cooling Policy for Processor in Windows 10

Change System Cooling Policy for Processor in Windows 10

How to change System Cooling Policy for Processor in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can specify the System cooling policy setting for active or passive cooling.  Starting with Windows 8, devices that have thermal management capabilities can expose these capabilities to the operating system with a special driver. A driver that has passive-cooling capabilities implements the PassiveCooling routine. A driver that has active-cooling capabilities implements the ActiveCooling routine. In response to changes in computer usage or environmental conditions, the operating system calls one (or possibly both) of these routines to manage thermal levels dynamically in the hardware platform.