You can configure several Windows Update settings using the Local Group Policy Editor that you cannot configure using the Windows Update control panel. For instance, you can configure your computer to wake if it is in hibernation when the assigned automatic update period occurs or allow updates to install automatically if they do not require a restart as shown in the following steps:
Many laptop users rely on the manufacturer supplied software to monitor the laptop battery status and condition while few are the users that perform power efficiency reports which can help them fix power related issues. The Powercfg command in Windows 7 enables users to control the power settings and it has a slew of command options such as, listing all power schemes of the current configuration, displaying the contents of a specified power scheme, changing a setting in the current power scheme and many more. To list all options, type powercfg /? from an elevated command prompt.