Power Plan Settings - Change in Windows 10

    Power Plan Settings - Change in Windows 10

    How to Change Power Plan Settings in Windows 10
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    How to Change Power Plan Settings in Windows 10

    information   Information
    A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how your computer uses power. Power plans can help you save energy, maximize system performance, or achieve a balance between the two.

    All users (standard and administrator) will be able to make changes to any power plan settings.

    Changes made to a power plan will affect all users that have chosen the same power plan as their default active power scheme.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the settings of a power plan that you want to customize to reflect how you want Windows 10 to manage power.

    Note   Note
    Windows 10 provides the following default plans:
    • Balanced - Offers full performance when you need it and saves power when you don't. This is the best power plan for most people.
    • Power saver - Saves power by reducing PC performance and screen brightness. If you're using a laptop, this plan can help you get the most from a single battery charge.
    • High performance - Maximizes screen brightness and might increase PC performance. This plan uses a lot more energy, so your laptop battery won't last as long between charges.
    • Custom power plan - These are only available if either your PC manufacturer (OEM) provided additional power plans, and/or you create a custom power plan. These are available to all users.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Change Advanced Power Settings of a Power Plan in Power Options
    • Option Two: Change Screen and Sleep settings in Current Power Plan in Settings app





    Power Plan Settings - Change in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Power Plan Settings - Change in Windows 10
    Change Advanced Power Settings of a Power Plan in Power Options

    1. Do step 2 (Power icon), step 3 (Power icon), step 4 (Control Panel), step 5 (Win+X), or step 6 (Settings) below for how you would like to open Power Options.

    2. Click/tap on the Power icon in the notification area, click/tap on Power & sleep settings, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Right click or press and hold on the Power icon in the notification area, click/tap on Power options, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Power Options icon, and go to step 7 below.

    5. Open the Win+X Power User Tasks menu, click/tap on the Power Options icon, and go to step 6A below. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Open Settings, and click/tap the System icon. (see screenshot below)

    A) Click/tap on Power & Sleep on the left side, click/tap on the Additional power settings link under Related settings on the right side, and go to step 7 below.

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    7. Click/tap on the Change plan settings link to the right of the power plan that you want to change the settings of. (see screenshot below)

    NOTE: Normally you would want to change the settings of the power plan that you have selected (dotted) as your default power plan.

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    8. Click/tap on the Change advanced power settings link. (see screenshots below)

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    9. You can now make changes to the power plan settings below to suite your needs. When finished, click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)

    NOTE: If you have a computer has a battery (ex: laptop or tablet), or connected to a UPS, then you will be able to change these settings for when your computer is on battery and plugged in.

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    Power Plan Settings - Change in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Power Plan Settings - Change in Windows 10
    Change Screen and Sleep settings in Current Power Plan in Settings app

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

    2. Click/tap on Power & sleep on the left side, and set the Screen and Sleep settings to what you want for your current power plan. (see screenshot below)

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    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.




    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 85
    Windows 10 x64
       1 Day Ago #1

    Are there registry key of Power Plan Settings?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,532
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       1 Day Ago #2

    Hello evildog,

    The Power Plan Settings are located below in the registry, but it's not recommended to set them here unless you really know how.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings

    If you like, you can use Option 3 or 4 below as an example for how to set power plan settings using the command prompt.

    Power Button Default Action - Change in Windows 10[1]=Power%20Management#option3
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 447
    Windows 10 Home
       1 Day Ago #3

    I set my laptop to High Performance, because I never use the battery.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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