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. In this post, we will show you how to restore the Power Saver, Balanced, High Performance or Ultimate Performance default power plan if missing in Windows 11/10.
Windows 11/10 includes the following default power plans:
- 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.
- Balanced – Offers full performance when you need it and saves power when you don’t. This is the best power plan for most people.
- High performance – Maximizes screen brightness and might increase PC performance. This plan uses more power, so your laptop battery won’t last as long.
- Ultimate Performance – Only available by default in the Windows Pro for Workstations edition. It provides ultimate performance on higher-end PCs.
Please note that changes made to a power plan will affect all users that have chosen the same power plan as their default active power scheme. All users (standard and administrator) will be able to make changes to any power plan settings.
Restore missing Default Power Plans in Windows 11/10
You can use the command line method presented below to restore Windows default power plans if one or more of them are missing from your computer:
Press Windows key + R. In the Run dialog box type cmd hit Enter to invoke the command prompt.
Now copy and paste the command below corresponding to the missing power plan you want to restore into the command prompt and hit Enter.
To bring back all the default missing power plans in Windows-
powercfg -duplicatescheme a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a
powercfg -duplicatescheme 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e
powercfg -duplicatescheme 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c
powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61
You can now exit the command prompt and restart your PC.
Read: How to create Custom New Power Plans in Windows
How do I fix a missing power plan?
Depending on which Power Plan is missing n your Windows computer viz. Power saver, Balanced, High performance, or Ultimate Performance you need to execute one of the commands mentioned in an elevated command prompt, in this post to restore the missing power plan. To bring back all the default missing power plans in Windows, run
How to restore missing High performance power plan?
To restore missing High performance power plan open an elevated command prompt window, copy-paste the following
powercfg -duplicatescheme 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c and hit Enter. Restart your computer and you will ss that the power plan is restored.
That’s it, folks. Happy computing from TWC!
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