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How to Rename a Power Plan in Windows 10

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A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how computers use and conserve power. A power plan is also known as a power scheme. You can create custom power plans that are optimized for specific computers.

By default, Windows 10 includes three built-in power plans: Balanced, Power Saver, and High Performance. You can customize these existing plans for your systems, create new plans that are based on the existing plans, or create a new power plan from scratch.

This tutorial will show you how to rename any power plan on your Windows 10 PC.


EXAMPLE: Power Plan name before and after
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Here's How:

1. Open a command prompt.

2. Copy and paste the command below into the command prompt, and press Enter. This will give you a list of all existing power plans on the PC along with their GUID. (see screenshot below)

powercfg /L

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3. Make note of the GUID of the power plan (ex: "My Custom Plan 1") you want to rename. The power plan with a * at the end is your current active power plan. (see screenshot above)

4. Type the command below into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

powercfg -changename GUID "new name"

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Substitute GUID in the command above with the actual GUID given in step 3 above for the power plan you want to rename.

Substitute new name in the command above with the name you want for the power plan.

For example:
powercfg -changename 843cff90-8b5d-4248-ba58-2b01035b796a "Customized"


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5. When finished, you can close the command prompt if you like.




That's it,
Shawn