Sunday, November 7, 2010

How to tell if a computer has ACPI enabled

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Jo just installed XP Home on his laptop computer. Jo is planning to travel frequently with his laptop in battery mode. When he is not using his laptop, he wants the laptop to go into standby mode. Jo cannot find the standby mode and does not think it is enabled. How do you determine if the laptop is ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) enabled?

Go to My Computer.  Right click My Computer.  Click Manage.  Click Device Manager/click Computer. If the device is ACPI compliant, the device contained in the computer node will likely say ACPI Uniprocessor PC. If the device is not ACPI compliant, it will say Standard PC.

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1 comment:

  1. In Windows 7, it's easier to enable the stand by mode. You just click the battery icon and go to "More Power Options". You can find different options where can choose what to do.

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