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.
Method 1: 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.
Step 2: In the Command Prompt window enter the commands below to restore the missing power plans and hit Enter.
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
Now that you are done, you can see the default power plans as the changes are effective immediately.
Method 2: Restore Missing Power Plans in Windows 10 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.
Step 2: In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the below path:
On the right-hand side pane, double click to open the DWORD value CsEnabled to make changes.
Step 3: Modify the Value Data field to 0 to enable the default power plan options from 1 (disabled), and press OK to save the changes.
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.