How to Rename a Power Plan in Windows 10
InformationA power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how computers use and conserve power. A power plan is also known as a power scheme. You can create custom power plans that are optimized for specific computers.
By default, Windows 10 includes three built-in power plans: Balanced, Power Saver, and High Performance. You can customize these existing plans for your systems, create new plans that are based on the existing plans, or create a new power plan from scratch.
This tutorial will show you how to rename any power plan on your Windows 10 PC.
EXAMPLE: Power Plan name before and after
1. Open a command prompt.
2. Copy and paste the command below into the command prompt, and press Enter. This will give you a list of all existing power plans on the PC along with their GUID. (see screenshot below)
3. Make note of the GUID of the power plan (ex: "My Custom Plan 1") you want to rename. The power plan with a * at the end is your current active power plan. (see screenshot above)
4. Type the command below into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
powercfg -changename GUID "new name"
NoteSubstitute GUID in the command above with the actual GUID given in step 3 above for the power plan you want to rename.
Substitute new name in the command above with the name you want for the power plan.
powercfg -changename 843cff90-8b5d-4248-ba58-2b01035b796a "Customized"
5. When finished, you can close the command prompt if you like.
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