How to Add or Remove "Critical battery action" from Power Options in Windows


The Battery group of settings in Power Options allows you to configure notification and action settings you want when the computer's battery reaches a set low and critical level.

The Critical battery action setting in Power Options allows users to specify the action to take when battery capacity reaches the Critical battery level.

Users can specify the computer to do nothing, sleep, hibernate, or shut down when the critical battery level has been reached.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Critical battery action setting under Battery 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 "Critical battery action" in Power Options using Command Prompt
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "Critical battery action" in Power Options using REG file


EXAMPLE: "Critical battery action" in Power Options
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Add or Remove Critical battery action from Power Options in Windows OPTION ONE Add or Remove Critical battery action from Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "Critical battery action" 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 - default)
powercfg -attributes SUB_BATTERY 637ea02f-bbcb-4015-8e2c-a1c7b9c0b546 -ATTRIB_HIDE

OR

(Remove)
powercfg -attributes SUB_BATTERY 637ea02f-bbcb-4015-8e2c-a1c7b9c0b546 +ATTRIB_HIDE

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






Add or Remove Critical battery action from Power Options in Windows OPTION TWO Add or Remove Critical battery action from Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "Critical battery action" 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\e73a048d-bf27-4f12-9731-8b2076e8891f\637ea02f-bbcb-4015-8e2c-a1c7b9c0b546

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 "Critical battery action" to Power Options

This is the default setting.

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

Add_Critical_battery_action_to_Power_Options.reg

download


 3. To Remove "Critical battery action" from Power Options

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

Remove_Critical_battery_action_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