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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.

This tutorial will show you to see what the current active power plan scheme is for your account in Windows 10.

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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.
  • Ultimate Performance - Only available in the Windows 10 Pro for Workstations edition starting with Windows 10 build 17101. Provides ultimate performance on higher end PCs. It builds on the current High-Performance policy, and goes a step further to eliminate micro-latencies associated with fine grained power management techniques. As the power scheme is geared towards reducing micro-latencies it may directly impact hardware; and consume more power than the default balanced plan. The Ultimate Performance power policy is currently not available on battery powered systems.
  • 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: To See Your Current Active Power Plan Scheme in Power Options
  • Option Two: To See Your Current Active Power Plan Scheme in Command Prompt





See Active Power Plan Scheme in Windows 10 OPTION ONE See Active Power Plan Scheme in Windows 10
To See Your Current Active Power Plan Scheme in Power Options

1. Open Power Options.

2. The selected power plan (ex: High performance) will be your active scheme. (see screenshot below)

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See Active Power Plan Scheme in Windows 10 OPTION TWO See Active Power Plan Scheme in Windows 10
To See Your Current Active Power Plan Scheme in Command Prompt

1. Open a command prompt.

2. Enter the command below into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

powercfg /GetActiveScheme

3. You will now see the name (ex: High performance) and GUID (ex: 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c) of your current active power plan scheme.

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