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Microsoft DOS power command

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Power syntax
Power examples

About power

Allows you to conserve power with computer portables.


The power command is an external command executed by the power.exe file that is available in the below Microsoft operating systems as power.exe.

MS-DOS 6.0 and above
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows NT

Power syntax

Reduces power used by your computer.


ADV[:MAX | REG | MIN] Reduces power by monitoring applications and hardware devices. MAX provides the most power conservation, REG provides average power conservation, and MIN provides the least conservation
STD Reduces power by monitoring hardware devices.
OFF Turns off power management.

Power examples

power std

Monitors hardware devices and then chooses the best power procedure for each.

Additional information

  • See our power definition for further information and related links on this term.