The power settings of Windows 10 can be managed to conserve energy and ensure optimal performance. This guide will provide information on how to manage power settings in Windows 10.
The Power Settings menu allows users to view the current power plan and to customize the power settings for their computer. To access the Power Settings menu, open the Start Menu and select the Settings icon. In the Settings window, select System, then select Power & Sleep from the left-hand side menu. This will open the Power Options window where users can view the current power plan, as well as create and manage power plans.
The Power Options window has two main sections; the Power Plans section and the Define Power Settings section. The Power Plans section is used to view and manage the available power plans. Users can create new plans; switch between plans; delete, copy, or rename plans; or view a preview of the power settings associated with the plan. The Define Power Settings section is used to customize the active power plan by setting various parameters such as processor power management, sleep settings, display settings, and hard disk settings.
To customize the active power plan, click the Change Plan Settings option next to it. This will open the Edit Plan Settings window, which contains the same options found in the Define Power Settings section. From here, users can adjust the settings to their needs. When finished, click the Save Changes button at the bottom.
The Advanced Power Settings button is located at the bottom of the Power Options window. Clicking this button opens a window containing additional power settings. These settings are divided into five categories; Hard disk, Sleep, Display, Power buttons and lid, and Processor power management. Each category contains a set of options that users can configure. When finished, click Apply at the bottom to save the changes.
In addition to managing the power settings in Windows 10, users can also adjust their computer’s power plans from the command line. To do this, users must first open the Command Prompt. To open the Command Prompt, type “cmd” into the search box at the bottom left of the screen and press Enter. In the Command Prompt window, type “powercfg /list” and press Enter. This will list all of the available power plans and their associated GUID. To change the active power plan, type “powercfg /setactive [GUID]” and press Enter, where [GUID] is the identity of the power plan you want to activate.
By following these steps, users can successfully manage the power settings in Windows 10. By setting up an appropriate power plan, they can ensure their computer is using energy efficiently and running optimally. Furthermore, it is possible to customize the power settings from the Power Options window or from the command line.