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How do I get the “Balanced” power option to go away?

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When I click the battery icon in the task bar, it only gives me two options. That's fine and all but the problem is one of them is ALWAYS “Balancedâ€. I don't really have any use for the balanced option – whenever I'm on the go I just use power saver (actually, I would LIKE to use power saver – but usually I'm too lazy to go through the extra effort so I just use balanced) and at all other times I use high performance. Switching between those plans is a pain since I have to go to “more power options†every time.

Now what I'm looking for is ANY way to display both “high performance†and “power saver†at the same time in the power plan selection menu. I'd be fine with it displaying all power options or the two most recently used – as long as I don't need to go to “more power option†to do something this simple.

On a side note, the OS in question is Windows 7 starter... is what I'm trying to do even possible?
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I haven't found a way, it is also extremely annoying for me.
The way I get around it is setup the laptop so when it is plugged in everything is on and set to max performance, and when it gets unplugged it turns all settings to power saver type settings.
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can't u just go through the advanced options of the balanced plan and make it similar to the Performance plan? U can have both, power saver and performance this way
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The way I get around it is setup the laptop so when it is plugged in everything is on and set to max performance, and when it gets unplugged it turns all settings to power saver type settings.
Sounds promising... how would I go about doing this?

I might just end up creating a custom power plan that essentially uses "high performance" settings when plugged in but "power saver" settings when unplugged. Then I don't need to do any switching at all (yay).

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can't u just go through the advanced options of the balanced plan and make it similar to the Performance plan? U can have both, power saver and performance this way
This would work, but my unbelievably anal retentive brain would probably never get over the fact that its name doesn't reflect its actual purpose...
Edited by bomfunk - 8/19/11 at 3:58pm
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I found a desktop gadget a while back that basically lets you click on the power setting you want from the desktop.
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