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Old 08-06-09, 10:08 AM   #5
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Thumbs up Re: Vista - UPS service?

Originally Posted by Riptide View Post
Anyone run Vista with a UPS? I have an APC SmartUPS 1000 and I don't see how you manage it's operation under Vista. W/XP it was pretty straight forward. There doesn't seem to be a UPS service any more.
Hi I have an APC RS 500 ups and HAD the same problem. I didn't like using Powershute because there were standby issues, yet I couldn't get Vista to recoognise my ups in the power settings, and the notification option was greyed out.
Solution: If your APC is in your devices, click "update drivers" and "browse for software drivers on my computer", then "let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer", then select "HID UPS Battery". Right click the Windows button, press properties, then notification are tab. Your power option should now be tickable and you should be able to control your ups options from here. At least this worked for me.
If your APC isn't displayed in device manager run powershute to setup the drivers, then uninstall powershute.
Hope this helps, Dom.
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