How to See Your Current Active Power Plan Scheme in Windows 10
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.
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.
- 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
To See Your Current Active Power Plan Scheme in Power Options
Open Power Options
The selected power plan (ex: High performance) will be your active scheme. (see screenshot below)
To See Your Current Active Power Plan Scheme in Command Prompt
Open a command prompt
Enter the command below into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
You will now see the name
(ex: High performance) and GUID
(ex: 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c) of your current active power plan scheme.