Windows 10 - Power Schema used


  1. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 PRO
       #1

    Windows 10 - Power Schema used


    Hi all,

    Just wondering what other Desktop users has as "Default" power schema after installing Windows 10?
    I noticed my Desktop was set to "balanced power" as default.

    But quite sure that Win 8.1 and Win 8.0 had "High performance" on desktops as default.

    With balanced in use, monitors, harddrives and such gets turned off after 15 / 20 minutes. I know its just to change it, but why not give users an option? Or let them know upfront?
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  2. Posts : 19,239
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #2

    That's one of first things I check after installation as even High performance doesn't satisfy me. I turn all saving options off, down to last one in Advanced settings and my computer is on 24/7 and always doing something and don't want it interrupted. I don't know (and care) why is Balanced mode default but may have something to do with true desktops are a dying breed and also a worldwide push to save energy.
    Green is in. Every part has some power saving features so they probably figure they should be used.
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  3. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #3

    CountMike said:
    That's one of first things I check after installation as even High performance doesn't satisfy me. I turn all saving options off, down to last one in Advanced settings and my computer is on 24/7 and always doing something and don't want it interrupted. I don't know (and care) why is Balanced mode default but may have something to do with true desktops are a dying breed and also a worldwide push to save energy.
    Green is in. Every part has some power saving features so they probably figure they should be used.
    Sigh, don't like the "going Green" option for my desktop either, as its a desktop and needs to do different operations at all times.
    But yeah, ended up changing this too after my clean install.

    At least I know I am not in the boat alone with this, and others have to do necessary changes as well.

    Can I ask what other advanced settings you are changing?
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  4. Posts : 19,239
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #4

    HDD - Never (SSDs don't need it and HDDs are not shutting down introducing delays and wear & tear by starting up many times a day)
    Wireless - Max performance (no surprising outages of internet)
    Sleep - never (I turn hibernate off too, saves space)
    USB - Disabled (Keyboard and mouse lags and anything attached to USB)
    PCI express - off (still can't figure out what the heck is this supposed to do)
    System cooling policy - Passive. (Letting all fans work full blast, no low power states for processor)
    In addition I turn all power saving option in BIOS because it can interfere with windows settings and combination is known to make a mess. Not using any screen savers either.
    If I leave home for longer time, like for most of the day or longer, I just shut everything down including master switch for computer and all things attached to it.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #5

    CountMike said:
    HDD - Never (SSDs don't need it and HDDs are not shutting down introducing delays and wear & tear by starting up many times a day)
    Wireless - Max performance (no surprising outages of internet)
    Sleep - never (I turn hibernate off too, saves space)
    USB - Disabled (Keyboard and mouse lags and anything attached to USB)
    PCI express - off (still can't figure out what the heck is this supposed to do)
    System cooling policy - Passive. (Letting all fans work full blast, no low power states for processor)
    In addition I turn all power saving option in BIOS because it can interfere with windows settings and combination is known to make a mess. Not using any screen savers either.
    If I leave home for longer time, like for most of the day or longer, I just shut everything down including master switch for computer and all things attached to it.
    Thanks.
      My Computer


 

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