Auckland, New Zealand (PressExposure) June 08, 2009 -- There is no built in way of working effectively with different power profiles in the Windows operating system. Microsoft only offers one power profile in Windows XP and two (battery and plugged in) in Windows Vista. There are no PC power management options that allow a user to define power profiles based on time and day. This would make sense as the requirements should be different at night when you are less likely to be working.
A user who needs to access the computer system quickly at work does not necessarily want to use a energy saving power profile that shuts down the computer monitor, hard drives or even hibernates. The situation might be different at home for the same user where time is normally not a pressing matter.
Enter PowerSlave http://polychromenz.com/products/powerslave, a PC power management software utility for the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating system. PowerSlave allows a user to create a day time and night time plan for the computer system. These two plans can be configured individually with power schemes that are taken directly from the operating system.
The PC power management software can be configured to run any of the available power schemes in the configured time period which makes it dead easy to set different power plans for day and night use.
PowerSlave is FREE for personal use, charities and schools whilst businesses will quickly recover the modest $7 per user in power savings.