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    Add or Remove Minimum processor state from Power Options in Windows

    How to Add or Remove 'Minimum processor state' from Power Options in Windows
    Published by Category: Hardware & Drivers
    28 Dec 2021
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Add or Remove "Minimum processor state" from Power Options in Windows


    The Minimum processor state setting in Power Options allows users to specify the minimum percentage of processor capabilities to use. Lower percentage may result in significantly better battery life, but possibly lower performance.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Minimum processor state setting under Processor power management in Power Options for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove this setting in Power Options.



    Contents

    • Option One: Add or Remove "Minimum processor state" in Power Options using Command Prompt
    • Option Two: Add or Remove "Minimum processor state" in Power Options using REG file


    EXAMPLE: "Minimum processor state" in Power Options
    Add or Remove Minimum processor state from Power Options in Windows-minimum_processor_state.png





    OPTION ONE

    Add or Remove "Minimum processor state" in Power Options using Command Prompt


    1 Open an elevated command prompt.

    2 Type the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

    (Add)
    REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00\893dee8e-2bef-41e0-89c6-b55d0929964c /v Attributes /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

    OR

    (Remove - default)
    powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 893dee8e-2bef-41e0-89c6-b55d0929964c +ATTRIB_HIDE

    3 You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    Add or Remove "Minimum processor state" in Power Options using REG file


    The downloaded .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00\893dee8e-2bef-41e0-89c6-b55d0929964c

    Attributes DWORD

    1 = Remove
    2 = Add


    1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add "Minimum processor state" to Power Options

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Minimum_processor_state_to_Power_Options.reg

    Download


     3. To Remove "Minimum processor state" from Power Options

    This is the default setting if supported by your processor.


    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Minimum_processor_state_from_Power_Options.reg

    Download

    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink



  1. Geosammy's Avatar
    Posts : 671
    Win 10 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1151)
       #1

    @Brink

    Hello,
    I have a question.
    If "Minimum processor state" is removed as an option.
    Does this mean, that this function will not be utilized, or will the processor just run at it's maximum all the time?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,435
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Geosammy said:
    @Brink

    Hello,
    I have a question.
    If "Minimum processor state" is removed as an option.
    Does this mean, that this function will not be utilized, or will the processor just run at it's maximum all the time?

    Hello George,

    It will still use whatever is currently set.

    Removing the setting only hides it, but doesn't disable it.
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  3. Geosammy's Avatar
    Posts : 671
    Win 10 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1151)
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello George,

    It will still use whatever is currently set.

    Removing the setting only hides it, but doesn't disable it.
    Thanks!
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,435
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    Hey Brink, thanks for this guide and the .reg files.
    I have a new laptop (ASUS UX535) running Win 10 Pro 21H2 and a lot of the power settings I'm used to seeing are missing, this one and the option to disable USB peripheral sleeping.

    Do you know if there is a program or .reg file which enables the display of all of these settings?

    Thanks and all the best,
    Dax.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,435
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    daxliniere said:
    Hey Brink, thanks for this guide and the .reg files.
    I have a new laptop (ASUS UX535) running Win 10 Pro 21H2 and a lot of the power settings I'm used to seeing are missing, this one and the option to disable USB peripheral sleeping.

    Do you know if there is a program or .reg file which enables the display of all of these settings?

    Thanks and all the best,
    Dax.
    Hello Dax, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm glad it could help.

    You can look under "Power Options" in the tutorial index below to help enable the ones you want.

    Windows 10 Tutorial Index
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  7. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    Wow, so fast. I guess that's what I should expect from an advanced being like a 'grey'.
    Thanks so much, Brink! Have a great day. :)

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    Holy (spread)sheet! That's a lot of tips! Amazing stuff, mate, thank you.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,435
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    daxliniere said:
    Wow, so fast. I guess that's what I should expect from an advanced being like a 'grey'.
    Thanks so much, Brink! Have a great day. :)

    - - - Updated - - -

    Holy (spread)sheet! That's a lot of tips! Amazing stuff, mate, thank you.
      My Computers


  9. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    Hey Brink, any idea why Windows wouldn't be obeying the minimum limit I set? I have restarted the machine and it's still idling around 5% (where the chirping noises start).
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