Windows Support: Access Power Options & Stop Windows Warnings and Alerts About Unidentified Access

Access your Power Options with Windows support

Adjusting the settings for the Power Options in your Windows XP operating system can be beneficial for you and also your computer. As Windows support and its help explains that this can reduce the amount of power being consumed by your computer, by lowering your electricity costs while also increasing the battery life, especially in the case of laptops.

However, there are a lot of users who fail to take advantage of this option simply because they are unsure as to how to get to the Power Options.

But luckily with Windows support, opening Power options in your Windows XP operating system is a simple and straight forward process. Here is taking a look at the steps to access your Power options with Windows support.

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Accessing your Power Options with Windows support

To first begin with the Windows support process to get to your Power Options on your XP computer, you need to head for the “Start” menu at the bottom of Windows main desktop.

Once you have it up on your screen, Windows support suggests that you select the “Control Panel” link and proceed to the “View” settings towards the top right corner of its displayed screen.

If you are on “Category View”, you will need to select the “Performance and Maintenance” option from its grid menu of displayed options to get to your “Power Options”.

But in case of “Classic View”, you can directly locate the “Power Options” icon from among its menu of options.

So once you get through to its settings, Windows support suggests that you change and configure the options according to your preference against any of the default power setting for your computer.

This completes Windows support and its steps in accessing and configuring changes to your system’s power options.

How to Stop Windows Warnings and Alerts About Unidentified Access with Windows support

If you have your computer running on either Windows Vista or Windows 7, you will most probably have encountered a warning message on your screen saying, “An unidentified program wants access to your computer” every time you try running certain applications on your computer.

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Windows support explains that these warnings and alerts are part of the “User Account Control”, a security feature (introduced first with Windows Vista) that helps you protect your system from unauthorized access and changes.

Now while Microsoft might recommend that you leave this feature enabled for security purposes, you can also proceed to turning it off if you choose to do so with Windows support and its steps. Windows support shows you how.

Turning off Windows warnings and alerts about unidentified access with Windows support

To start with Windows support and its steps in disabling security alerts and warnings for unidentified access in your Windows system, you can first hit on your main Windows “Start” menu to get the “Control Panel” tool.

Once you have the control panel menu on your screen, select “User Accounts and Family Safety” from it and then “User Accounts” from the main window. (Simply select “User Accounts” if you are on a network domain).

Then continue on with the Windows support steps by hitting on “Turn User Account Control on or off” for Windows Vista or “Change User Account Control Settings” for Windows 7.

So depending on the version of Windows your computer is running on, select the right option and proceed to entering the administrator password or confirm that you wish to continue if prompted.

Next up, clear the “Use User Account Control (UCA) to help protect your computer” check box for Windows Vista.

Whereas in case of Windows 7, Windows support suggests that you simply select “Never Notify”.

Now finally click on “Ok” to apply the changes and also complete the Windows support steps.

So the next time you try running an application on your computer, Windows support affirms that the warnings and alerts will no longer appear.

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