Fix Power settings keep changing on Windows 10 / 11

Many users are reporting a problem in windows 10 stating that windows 10 and windows 11 is automatically changing particular power plan setting on its own. If you are also facing this issue please read the fix given below to solve this problem.


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Fix  1 – Restore Power plans to default

1. Press Windows key + R together to open run.

2. Write powercfg.cpl in it and click OK.

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3. Now, Click on change plan settings for your current plan which is selected.

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4. Now, click on Restore default settings for this plan.

 

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Fix 2 – Delete the power plan to which it is changing

You can also get rid of the power plan to which the system keep reverting back to.

1. Search cmd in windows 10 search box.

2. Now, right click and run as admin.

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3. Now, type the command given below to know all the guid of all the plans

powercfg /list

4. Now, note down and copy the guid of the plan which is giving you problems. To which it constantly changes to.

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5. Now, run the command given below.

powercfg -delete GUID

Replace the GUID with the GUID you copied.

Fix 3 – Using Group Policy editor

You can also get rid of the power plan to which the system keep reverting back to.

1. Search cmd in windows 10 search box.

2. Now, right click and run as admin.

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3. Now, type the command given below to know all the guid of all the plans

powercfg /list

4. Now, note down and copy the guid of the plan which you want to keep as your default plan and with which you want to stick to.

5. Now, Press Windows key + R key together to open run.

6. Now, type gpedit.msc in it and click OK.

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7. Now, Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Power management

8. On the right side , just click on specify a custom active power plans.

 

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9. Now, choose enabled and paste the GUID you copied in the GUID field provided below.

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10. Click on Apply and ok and close the window.

Fix 4 – Disable INTEL READY MODE TECHNOLOGY

1. Press Windows key + R to open run.

2. write  services.msc in it and Click OK.

 

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3. Locate INTEL READY MODE TECHNOLOGY .

4. Right Click on it and Choose Properties.

5. Click on Stop to stop the service.

6. Change startup type to manual.

7. Click OK and close the window.

Fix 5 – Create a custom power plan

1. Search powercfg.cpl in windows 10 search box.

2. Now, click on powercfg.cpl.

 

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3. Now, click on Create a Power plan.

 

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4. Now, choose the power plan from the existing list based on your preference and name it anything which you can remember and click Next.

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5. Click on create after you are OK with the settings.

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Fix 6 – Create a Batch File

This is workaround and not a fix. In this we will create a Batch file.

1. Search cmd in windows 10 search box.

2. Now, right click and run as admin.

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3. Now, type the command given below to know all the guid of all the plans

powercfg /list

4. Now, note down and copy the guid of the plan which you want to keep as your power plan.

5. Now, open Notepad.


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6. Now, copy and paste the command given below in Notepad.

@echo off
@powercfg /setactive GUID
@exit

Just change the GUID with the GUID of the power plan you noted down.

7. Now, name this file power.bat

8. Select All files in Save as Type.

 

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9. Now, save it on a convenient location such as desktop.

10. Now, click on it whenever it changes.

You can also paste it in C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup location so that it starts every time windows PC starts.


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Fix 7 – Turn of Game Mode if you are Using Avast

If you are using Avast Anti Virus, you just need to disable game mode in Avast. To do this :-

1. Open Avast

2. Click on Performance

3. Click on Game Mode

4. Toggle off Game Mode to disable it.

 

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Fix 6 – Disable Power Management

1. Click on Start button.

2. Locate Intel Rapid Storage Technology and click on it.

 

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3. Click on Performance Tab.

4. Disable Link Power management.

 

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Fix 8 – Create Power Plan with Administrative Privilege

Log in with Admin Account and then create a Power Plan. Now, Log in again with the normal account. The power plan most probably will not change.

 

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10 thoughts on “Fix Power settings keep changing on Windows 10 / 11”

  1. My issue is why do we always have to jump through all these hoops with Microsoft… good grief…

  2. Power settings kept on changing the screen to go out after 15 min. I wanted it to change to 1 hour (60 min) because sometimes the screen would not wake up. But after reboot it reset back to 15.

    As none of the solutions I found online worked so I came up with the following solution.

    A batch file with the following:
    @echo off
    @powercfg /change monitor-timeout-ac 60
    @exit

    With a shortcut in: C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    So it runs every time Windows starts.

  3. none of those works for me either no intel since its a amd ryzen 2700x cpu i dont use avast but bitdefender wich to have that same function wich it do pester med to turn on but wont since it makes my games lag like mad and my account got admin rights so not that either strangely enough its just the screens that it wants to turn off after 15min standby still says never oh and then there is the keyboard issue with english us wich is not installed but cant remove it from the list but found a way to remove it from the bar atleast

  4. After hours spent and multiple options tried, I had overlooked the one simple solution that finally worked on Windows 10.
    1. In the Power & Sleep, select Additional power settings.
    2. The critical step is to click on CREATE POWER PLAN option at upper left.
    3. Select existing plan to begin and give the plan a name. Click next.
    4. Set minutes to [a] turn off display and [b] put the computer to sleep
    5. Click on “CREATE” plan or your timings will NOT be saved.
    Once created, it is the default power plan when clicking on Additional power settings.

  5. This didn’t work. None of the 4 fixes work for me.
    Anyway of resetting the power and sleep settings completely?

  6. Fix 2 finally fixed my issue. In my pc it’s called “intel optan memory and storage management” what you need to look for to disable power management

  7. I appreciate you guys the error which disturb me with almost a week, today is solved……..your so great be blessed more and more

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