How to Bring back Missing Power Plans in Windows 10 / 11

Windows 10 updates can change a lot of settings and one of them is the Power Plan. Many users find the Selected Plan as Balanced only after they go through a Windows update. There should be three default power plans – Power Saver, Balanced, and High Performance. But, most often after the update, you will find the other two default options missing. So, how do you bring them back? Here’s how.


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Method 1: Restore Missing Power Plans using Command Prompt

Step 1: Click on Windows key and type Command Prompt in the search box. Right-click on the result and click on Run as Administrator to open the Command Prompt with administrator rights.

 

Click Windows Icon, Type Command Prompt, Right Click And Click On Run As Administrator

 

Step 2: In the Command Prompt window enter the commands below to restore the missing power plans and hit Enter.

powercfg -restoredefaultschemes

Step 3 – Close the command prompt window

Method 2 – Restore missing default Power plans

1. Download Default power plans in zip format from the link given below.

Power_Plans_default_windows_10_Download

2. Now, Extract the file to any location on your PC.

3. Now, search cmd in windows 10 search box and right click and choose run as administrator for search result.

 

Cmd Admin Min


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4. Now, Run the command given below in command prompt.

I will run four codes namely

powercfg -import  "path of the folder\Ultimate Performance.pow"

powercfg -import "path of the folder\Power saver.pow"

powercfg -import "path of the folder\High performance.pow"

powercfg -import "path of the folder\Balanced.pow"

 

Where path of the folder will the path of the folder which you have just extracted in which these four files are there.

Path Folder Min

 

 

Method 3: Restore Missing Power Plans in Windows 10 using Command Prompt

Step 1: Click on Windows key and type Command Prompt in the search box. Right-click on the result and click on Run as Administrator to open the Command Prompt with administrator rights.

 

Click Windows Icon, Type Command Prompt, Right Click And Click On Run As Administrator

 

Step 2: In the Command Prompt window enter the commands below to restore the missing power plans and hit Enter.

Power saver:

powercfg -duplicatescheme a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a

Balanced:

powercfg -duplicatescheme 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e

High Performance:

powercfg -duplicatescheme 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c

Ultimate Performance

powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61

Now that you are done, you can see the default power plans as the changes are effective immediately.

Method 4: Restore Missing Power Plans  using Connected Standby in Regedit

Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open the Run box. Type Regedit in the search box to open the Registry Editor.

 

Press Win + R To Open Run Box, Type Regedit, Hit Ok

 

Step 2: In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the below path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power

On the right-hand side pane, double click to open the DWORD value CsEnabled to make changes.

 

Navvigate To The Path, Double Click On Csenabled On The Right

 

Step 3: Modify the Value Data field to to enable the default power plan options from 1 (disabled), and press OK to save the changes.

 

Change The Value Data To 0 To Enable The Default Power Plan

 

Step 4: Exit from the Registry Editor and reboot your computer for the changes to be effective. You will now find the three default power plans.

 

Reboot Pc To Restore The Power Plans

Hope your issue has been resolved

Method 5 – Create a Power plan

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

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

Powercfg Cpl 1 Min

 

3. Click on Create power Plan at the top left menu.


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Create A Power Plan Min

 

4. Now, choose a power plan type and click on next

 

Create Power Plan Type Choose

 

5. Now, choose settings for this custom created power plan.

 

Power Plan Settings

 

6. Click on Create

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3 thoughts on “How to Bring back Missing Power Plans in Windows 10 / 11”

  1. This does not seem to work in 20H2-edition. The entry is missing an creating it with the recommended settings does not enable changing the settings manually.

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