How Power Settings Can Affect Your PC/Server Performance

Windows Power OptionsPower Settings on an Operating System can have different effects on system performance. If you want to use less energy and allow your Laptop to run longer then you would set your Power Settings to save power at the cost of performance. In most cases on a PC or Server, you do not want to have any power savings as you want the max performance you can get out of a system. Power Options are sometimes not set properly after setting up a new Operating System Installation or is overlooked when troubleshooting performance issues. You may have a high end CPU with many cores but for some reason even under light load, the CPU usage is over 50%. In this post I will mainly be looking at the Windows Operating System when it comes to Power Settings and things to look for to make sure that your System is running at it’s peak performance.
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Extending your Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation License

Microsoft has provided Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 to test for evaluation. For Windows 8.1 you get a 90 day evaluation and for Windows Server 2012 R2 you get a 180 day evaluation. But what if you want to keep testing your software beyond those limits? Well there is a way to extend your trial!

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