Respect Device Power Mode Settings helps you get a better performance by decreasing the CPU consumption for Search Indexer when your computer goes into the power-saving mode or gaming mode. Although it is disabled by default, you can enable Respect Device Power Mode Settings in Windows 10 using Windows Settings or Registry Editor.
Windows creates a Search Index containing all the files and folders, allowing users to search for a particular item quickly. As it runs in the background to fetch new files, you must have to allot some CPU resources for this process. However, it may create problems when you find Search Indexer is consuming high CPU usage. Alternatively, when you are playing games, you must have to provide the maximum CPU resources to the game to run smoothly without any frame drop or lag. If you are using a laptop and it is low on battery, you can automatically disable the Search Indexer background process by enabling this feature on your system.
Enable Respect Device Power Mode Settings
To enable Respect Device Power Mode Settings using Windows Settings, follow these steps:
- Press Win+I to open Windows Settings.
- Go to Search > Searching Windows.
- Toggle the Respect Device Power Mode Settings button to the On position.
At first, you have to open Windows Settings on your PC by pressing the Win+I button. Next, navigate to Search > Searching Windows.
Here you can find a setting called Respect Device Power Mode Settings. You have to toggle the respective button to turn it on.
However, if it is already turned on and you want to disable it, you can toggle the same button.
Turn on Respect Device Power Mode Settings using Registry
To turn on or off Respect Device Power Mode Settings using Registry, follow these steps:
- Press Win+R > type regedit > press Enter button.
- Click on the Yes option.
- Navigate to SystemIndex in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
- Right-click on it > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Name it as RespectPowerModes.
- Double-click on it to set the Value data as 1 to turn it On.
- Click the OK button.
Let’s check out the detailed version of these steps. It is recommended to create a System Restore point before heading to the steps.
To get started, press Win+R, type regedit, press the Enter button and click on the Yes option to open the Registry Editor on your computer.
Next, navigate to the following path:
Right-click on the SystemIndex > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value and name it as RespectPowerModes.
However, if you cannot create the REG_DWORD value, and encounter a problem regarding permission, you can follow this guide to get full ownership of the Registry key.
Then, double-click on this REG_DWORD value to set the Value data as 1.
Click the OK button to save the change.
This is how you can enable or disable Respect Device Power Mode Settings in Windows 10.