Change Power Management Configuration (All Windows)

This parameter allows you to specify the primary role of the computer so that predefined power management configurations can be used. For example a laptop will have different power saving features than a home desktop PC.

1.Open your registry and find the key below.

2.Modify the existing value, or create a new string value, called "CurrentPowerPolicy" and set it to a value (0 to 5) from the table below.

  • 0 - Home/Office desktop
  • 1 - Portable/Laptop computer
  • 2 - Monitor on for presentations
  • 3 - Network computer (no Wake-on-LAN)
  • 4 - Optimized for high performance
  • 5 - Optimized for power saving

    Restart Windows for the change to take effect.
    Registry Settings
    User Key : [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg]
    System Key : [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg]
    Value Name : CurrentPowerPolicy
    Data Type : REG_SZ (String Value)

    Disclaimer : Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.