Where are Power Plans Stored?


  1. Posts : 7,115
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #1

    Where are Power Plans Stored?


    I've just done a clean install on my Dell Inspiron 7537 laptop. I had a Dell supplied power plan on the previous W10 installation (upgraded from W8.1). Where are these plans stored so I can recover the previous Dell plan?
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  2. Posts : 35,408
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, a quick test indicates the relevant area (you'd have to explore further) is here:
    HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e\238c9fa8-0aad-41ed-83f4-97be242c8f20\29f6c1db-86da-48c5-9fdb-f2b67b1f44da\DCSettingIndex: 0x00000258

    However, what the structure is for a complete scheme I don't know.

    Given that you've done a clean install, I'm a little puzzled as to the source you'd use to recover one.. a disk image maybe? And would it really be worth the effort?
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  3. Posts : 12,461
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #3

    In such a situation I just go to Control Panel, Power Options and make settings as needed. I've not yet seen where the recommended settings apply to all situations. As mentioned, a clean install may have wiped out what Dell originally supplied with Win8.1. Have you checked with http://support.dell.com if there is a download for their software?
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  4. Posts : 7,115
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I discovered I had to install the Dell Quickset utility. Having done so, I decided it didn't do much for me so uninstalled it!
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