A simple tutorial where you can see how you can modify or create a new Power Plan in Windows. Very useful for balancing power consumption and performance, especially for laptops.
Laptop power plans are the hardware and software settings that manage how the laptop uses power to conserve power when running on battery power and not connected to an AC power source or to maximize system performance. Operating systems Windows provides three default power plans namely plan Balanced (which balances power consumption and computer performance), the plan Power Saver (which reduces system performance to save power) and the plan High Performance (which prioritizes system performance over power saving).
If you are not satisfied with the default power plans, you can easily create a custom plan tailored to your requirements or preferences.
How can you create a new Power Plan in Windows?
If you need to create a new Power Plan in Windows, all you have to do is open it Control Panel, to go to Hardware and Sounds > Power Options > Create a power plan.
Select which category the new plan will belong to (Balanced, Power Saver, High Performance) and choose a name.
In the new panel choose your new plan settings. For laptops there are both settings for power consumption on battery and when connected to a power source.
“Dim the display”, “Turn off the display”, “Put the computer to sleep”, “Adjust plan brightness”.
Click "Create" after setting the settings for the new Power Plan.
How can you change a Power Plan in Windows?
If you need to change a Power Plan in Windows, all you have to do is go to: Hardware and Sounds > Power Options > Change Plan Settings.
After you have finished making the changes click on Save changes (you can also change the advanced Power Plan settings from Change advanced power settings)
How can you delete a Power Plan in Windows?
To delete an energy plan in Windows, all you have to do is go to Hardware and Sounds > Power Options > Change Plan Settings, where you click on the option "Delete this plan".
To be able to delete an energy plan, it is mandatory that it is not active.
Also, only power plans created by you can be deleted.