The power plan settings in windows 10 is a set of hardware and system options that controls how power is used and preserved by your PC. These power plans in windows 10 can help you save energy and maximize system performance.
- Step 1: Open an elevated command prompt by right-clicking on the start button and selecting Command Prompt (Admin)
- Step 2: Copy and paste the following commands in the command prompt window. Press enter for each command that you paste.
(Power saver) powercfg -duplicatescheme a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a (Balanced) powercfg -duplicatescheme 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e (High Performance) powercfg -duplicatescheme 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c (Ultimate Performance - Windows 10 build 17101 and later) powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61
After pasting and pressing enter, you should see a confirmation as seen below for each command
You can now close the command prompt window. You may not have to restart your PC as the plans may be immediately available so check your control panel before considering restarting your PC
Restoring Windows 10 Missing Power Plan Options Using POW File
This option can be helpful if the first method didn’t work for you.
- Start by downloading and saving the archive below onto your PC.
- Extract the “[joyhints.com] Default_Power_Plans” zip archive you just download to your desktop.
- Open an elevated command prompt by right-clicking on the start button and selecting Command Prompt (Admin)
- Type or copy and paste the following command into the elevated command prompt and press enter to import the power(.pow) plan for each power plan.
powercfg -import "Full path of .pow file
Change “Full path of .pow file” in the command above with the actual path of the .pow file. Final path should look like below.
powercfg -import "C:UsersjoyhintsDesktopUltimate Performance.pow"
After importing all power plans or the ones you choose, close the elevated command window and check your power options for the new power plans.
Thats a wrap for how to restore the missing power plan options in windows 10.