Power Options reverting back to Balanaced


  1. Posts : 411
    windows 10 2004
       #1

    Power Options reverting back to Balanaced


    I've been enjoying the Power Options reverting back from 'high performance' to 'balanced (recommended) again. Has this to do with an Windows update or is there an easy, simple way to fix this.
    I've looked at the following site and need advice if this is the best way to go.

    How to Enable Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) In Windows 10 Home Edition

    Or should I be waiting for the next Windows update to fix this?
    Last edited by Maggidon; 21 Jul 2020 at 02:33.
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  2. Posts : 411
    windows 10 2004
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       #2

    Power Options reverting back to Balanaced


    If this doesn't beat all. The fix for these things sometimes is so simple that one just overlooks the obvious. Looking at this subject hither and yon, it seems to be a problem that many have undergone and has left some without hair.
    Anyway, thanks for the many views! I'm counting at this point, over three hundred! Very interesting! Yes, very intriguing!
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  3. Posts : 11,582
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
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    Maggidon said:
    I've looked at the following site and need advice if this is the best way to go.
    How to Enable Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) In Windows 10 Home Edition
    No.

    Denis
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  4. Posts : 2,078
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Maggidon said:
    If this doesn't beat all. The fix for these things sometimes is so simple that one just overlooks the obvious. Looking at this subject hither and yon, it seems to be a problem that many have undergone and has left some without hair.
    Anyway, thanks for the many views! I'm counting at this point, over three hundred! Very interesting! Yes, very intriguing!
    With a laptop....I would stick to the balanced setting and just let it boost when needed. Save the longevity of you CPU/fans and especially the heat factor. No need to force the laptop to run the fans at high speed all the time just to try and keep it cool .

    On the other hand, it your physically tear down the laptop to clean out the fans and heat sink, say twice a year and then blowing it out with a can of compressed air weekly......you could conceivably run it at high performance all the time.
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  5. Posts : 11,582
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
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    Maggidon said:
    The fix for these things sometimes is so simple that one just overlooks the obvious.
    For the benefit of others, what was the diagnosis & what was the cure?

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 411
    windows 10 2004
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    To Try3, I went ahead with the 'Enable Group Policy Editor' but found out later, it was useless unless one has Windows 10 Pro. It never hurt anything to my knowledge (no error messages) and if there were a way for me to remove what it put in the Registry, I possibly would.

    Searching hither and yon the Internet on this subject, there is no one fix. I've contacted several Microsoft Agents but in all seriousness, I think they're well trained to tell us where the Taskbar is and where to possibly find the Start Button. Unless one can get a genuine Technician, I find those calls to be a total waste of time.
    Last edited by Maggidon; 30 Jul 2020 at 11:56.
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  7. Posts : 2,310
    Windows 10
       #7

    The functionality of Power Plans has essentially been moved to the Power/Battery Icon bottom right.
    Nothing to do with the 2004 update it was a couple of years ago.

    Click on that should give you Power Mode > Slider Choice of: Best battery life - Better performance - Best performance.
    Best performance is the equivalent of the High performance power plan.

    The Best performance setting as far as the CPU clock is concerned goes from the nominal CPU clock frequency to the max turbo frequency.
    The Better performance clock speed covers the whole range from the lowest to the max turbo.

    In fact Intel CPUs are very good at turboing up when required by an application thus the Best performance just increases power consumption a bit. No change in performance I could measure with various suitable applications.

    So my Laptop is set to the middle setting "Better performance".
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