System Restore Missing Power Plans in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to restore the built-in Balanced, High performance, Power saver, and/or Ultimate Performance power plans if missing in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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. A power plan is also known as a power scheme.

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

Windows 10/11 includes the following power plans by default:
  • Balanced = Offers full performance when you need it and saves power when you don't. This is the best power plan for most people. Allows you to change your Power Mode.
  • 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 10/11 Pro for Workstations edition by default, but can be added to any edition. 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 by default.

Windows 11 devices that support Modern Standby will usually only have the Balanced power plan scheme available by default, and can only add custom power plans.




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EXAMPLE: Power Plans

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Option One

Restore "Balanced" Power Plan


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter.

powercfg -duplicatescheme 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e

3 Perform the appropriate step below:
  • If the "Balanced" power plan has been restored, then you can stop now.
  • If the "Balanced" power plan has not been restored, then continue on to step 4.
4 Click/tap on the download button below to download the Balanced.zip file.


5 Save the ZIP file to your desktop.

6 Unblock the ZIP file.

7 Open the Balanced.zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Balanced.pow file to your desktop.

8 Type the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter.

powercfg -import "Full path of .pow file" 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e

Substitute Full path of .pow file in the command above with the actual full path of the Balanced.pow file from step 4.

For example: powercfg -import "C:\Users\Brink\Desktop\Balanced.pow" 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e


9 When finished, you can close Windows Terminal if you like.




Option Two

Restore "High performance" Power Plan


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter.

powercfg -duplicatescheme 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c

3 Perform the appropriate step below:
  • If the "High performance" power plan has been restored, then you can stop now.
  • If the "High performance" power plan has not been restored, then continue on to step 4.
4 Click/tap on the download button below to download the High_performance.zip file.


5 Save the ZIP file to your desktop.

6 Unblock the ZIP file.

7 Open the High_performance.zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the High performance.pow file to your desktop.

8 Type the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter.

powercfg -import "Full path of .pow file" 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c

Substitute Full path of .pow file in the command above with the actual full path of the High performance.pow file from step 4.

For example: powercfg -import "C:\Users\Brink\Desktop\High performance.pow" 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c


9 When finished, you can close Windows Terminal if you like.




Option Three

Restore "Power saver" Power Plan


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter.

powercfg -duplicatescheme a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a

3 Perform the appropriate step below:
  • If the "Power saver" power plan has been restored, then you can stop now.
  • If the "Power saver" power plan has not been restored, then continue on to step 4.
4 Click/tap on the download button below to download the Power_saver.zip file.


5 Save the ZIP file to your desktop.

6 Unblock the ZIP file.

7 Open the Power_saver.zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Power saver.pow file to your desktop.

8 Type the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter.

powercfg -import "Full path of .pow file" a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a

Substitute Full path of .pow file in the command above with the actual full path of the Power saver.pow file from step 4.

For example: powercfg -import "C:\Users\Brink\Desktop\Power saver.pow" a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a


9 When finished, you can close Windows Terminal if you like.




Option Four

Restore "Ultimate Performance" Power Plan


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter.

powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61

3 Perform the appropriate step below:
  • If the "Ultimate Performance" power plan has been restored, then you can stop now.
  • If the "Ultimate Performance" power plan has not been restored, then continue on to step 4.
4 Click/tap on the download button below to download the Ultimate_Performance.zip file.


5 Save the ZIP file to your desktop.

6 Unblock the ZIP file.

7 Open the Ultimate_Performance.zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Ultimate Performance.pow file to your desktop.

8 Type the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter.

powercfg -import "Full path of .pow file" e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61

Substitute Full path of .pow file in the command above with the actual full path of the Ultimate Performance.pow file from step 4.

For example: powercfg -import "C:\Users\Brink\Desktop\Ultimate Performance.pow" e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61


9 When finished, you can close Windows Terminal if you like.




Option Five

Reset and Restore All Default Power Plans


This option will delete all custom power plans, restore all default power plans, and reset the settings for all built-in power plans to default.


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

powercfg -restoredefaultschemes

3 When finished, you can close Windows Terminal if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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I don't get it.
"Windows 11 devices that support Modern Standby will only have the Balanced power plan scheme available by default, and can only add custom power plans."
But
 

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I don't get it.
"Windows 11 devices that support Modern Standby will only have the Balanced power plan scheme available by default, and can only add custom power plans."
But

Usually, Modern Standby devices will only have the "Balanced" plan by default.
 

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Hi Shawn, I get why the balanced plan failed to import but not the Ultimate Plan :confused:

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Hi Shawn, I get why the balanced plan failed to import but not the Ultimate Plan :confused:

Hello Richard, :-)

The error message you got indicates the GUID for the power plan you are trying to import already exists.

Normally, the "Ultimate Performance" power plan is only available in the "Pro for Workstations" editions.
 

My Computers

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    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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That's OK, actually I was wanting to delete the balanced plan and then restore it so I would have the default settings again. Will that work?

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That's OK, actually I was wanting to delete the balanced plan and then restore it so I would have the default settings again. Will that work?

Actually, you can just use an option below to restore the default settings for a specific or all power plans instead.

 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
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    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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Cool, Thank you!
 

My Computer

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  • OS
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    PC/Desktop
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    Intel
    CPU
    Intel i7 11700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z590-A
    Memory
    Crucial 32GB DDR4 3200mhz
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    EVGA RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra
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    Realtek S1220A 7.1 DTS:X Ultra
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    EVGA 220G3750
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    Antec 1200 w/8 fans
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    Noctua NH-U12A
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    GFiber 2GIG
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    MS Edge
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    Other Info
    SONY WH-XB910N,
    7 Altec Lansing speakers

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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    Laptop
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    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
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    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Hey guuuz
I just found this topic on google search that some ppl looking for power plans mising high performance or power saver..
Well we know it used to be in power plans classig conrol panel settings...
Well, guyz, this is now Win 11 you should not look in ''old skool classing'' control panel power settings but in new-ish settings using ''gear icon'' where are all settings - system, you have there display settings, sound, notifications etc..
And of course u have there power and battery and there you have simply all power modes and I have even win 11 home ..
Simple 😉😜

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I have been having problems with Windows not going into Sleep mode so
I tried this process; however the power plans change GUI ID serial number.
Only the balanced one remains the same.
Can anyone help?
Thanks
iR
 

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I have been having problems with Windows not going into Sleep mode so
I tried this process; however the power plans change GUI ID serial number.
Only the balanced one remains the same.
Can anyone help?
Thanks
iR
Hello iR, and welcome. :alien:

If your device supports Modern Standby, it will usually only have the Balanced power plan scheme available by default, and can only add custom power plans.

If this is the case, it would explain why the power plan GUIDs are not the same if they are considered custom power plans.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Hello Brink.
Thanks for the guide.
At first I hadn't noticed the difference between Power Plan and Power Mode, so I thought that my system was flawed because it showed three options in the System Setting under Power & Battery, but only one option (Balanced) in the Power Options of Control Panel.

So I tried your guide and by downloading the zip files I noticed that with the exception of the Ultimate Performance, I could install and activate the Power Saver and High Performance ones.

But there still was a weird thing: I could only have ONE of them showing up besides Balanced, and precisely the last one that I activated.
So, if I activate Power Saver, I would have Balanced and Power Saver in the Power Option.
If I activate High Performance, I would have that one plus Balanced.

At that point I realized what you explain about S0, and I determined that my system is S0.
So now I wonder, why can I install and activate other plans if my system theoretically should only support Balanced?
And why only either Power Saver or High Performance show up instead of both?

I also tried restoring with powercfg -restoredefaultschemes, and then I tried activating Power Saver and High Performance, and they still appeared (again, either or, not both). Which surprised me, because I would have thought that by using powercfg -restoredefaultschemes the additional plans that I had (supposedly? I guess?) installed only thanks to your zips, would have disappeared.

So, what's happening there?

And btw, can you explain what would be the advantage of having the plan Balanced with the Best Power Efficiency mode, or having the plan Power Saver?

Thanks!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win11 64 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LG Gram 17 (2022)
Hello Brink.
Thanks for the guide.
At first I hadn't noticed the difference between Power Plan and Power Mode, so I thought that my system was flawed because it showed three options in the System Setting under Power & Battery, but only one option (Balanced) in the Power Options of Control Panel.

So I tried your guide and by downloading the zip files I noticed that with the exception of the Ultimate Performance, I could install and activate the Power Saver and High Performance ones.

But there still was a weird thing: I could only have ONE of them showing up besides Balanced, and precisely the last one that I activated.
So, if I activate Power Saver, I would have Balanced and Power Saver in the Power Option.
If I activate High Performance, I would have that one plus Balanced.

At that point I realized what you explain about S0, and I determined that my system is S0.
So now I wonder, why can I install and activate other plans if my system theoretically should only support Balanced?
And why only either Power Saver or High Performance show up instead of both?

I also tried restoring with powercfg -restoredefaultschemes, and then I tried activating Power Saver and High Performance, and they still appeared (again, either or, not both). Which surprised me, because I would have thought that by using powercfg -restoredefaultschemes the additional plans that I had (supposedly? I guess?) installed only thanks to your zips, would have disappeared.

So, what's happening there?

And btw, can you explain what would be the advantage of having the plan Balanced with the Best Power Efficiency mode, or having the plan Power Saver?

Thanks!

Hello, and welcome. :alien:

Usually, you would only have the "Balanced" power plan available when your system supports Modern Standby, but some OEM devices may also have a custom power plan of their own added. The power plan you added could be acting as a custom plan somehow since those are usually the only ones you can add with Modern Standby.

"Balanced" power plan with "Best Power Efficiency" mode may give you a bit more power savings than just the "Power Saver" power plan alone due to default settings, but they are basically the same.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
some OEM devices may also have a custom power plan of their own added. The power plan you added could be acting as a custom plan somehow since those are usually the only ones you can add with Modern Standby.

Hmmm, but it has the same name and GUID of the normal plan with that name. Is that even possible?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win11 64 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LG Gram 17 (2022)

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
hello I have added power plan via files and it says successful but when I go to power plan it doesn't show and doesn't show under powercfg list
Any ideas?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
hello I have added power plan via files and it says successful but when I go to power plan it doesn't show and doesn't show under powercfg list
Any ideas?
Hello, and welcome. :alien:

Windows 11 devices that support Modern Standby will usually only have the Balanced power plan scheme available by default, and can only add custom power plans.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
I use Control Panel...Power options to fettle the options

Even easier is this power plan generator. It says W10 but works equally well on W11.

You select the options you want and it generates a batch file. When you execute the file it creates a plan for you.


Just select the plan you wish to cutomize first - high power, balanced or power saver.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3810
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB

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