A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how your computer uses power. Power plans can help you save energy, maximize system performance, or achieve a balance between the two.
Changes made to a power plan will affect all users that use the same power plan as theirÂ default active power scheme.
Windows 11 includes the following power plans by default:
- BalancedÂ = Offers full performance when you need it and saves power when you don’t. This is the best power plan for most people. Allows you to change yourÂ Power Mode.
- Power saverÂ = Saves power by reducing PC performance and screen brightness. If you’re using a laptop, this plan can help you get the most from a single battery charge.
- High performanceÂ = Maximizes screen brightness and might increase PC performance. This plan uses a lot more energy, so your laptop battery won’t last as long between charges.
- Ultimate PerformanceÂ = Only available in theÂ Windows 10/11 Pro for WorkstationsÂ editionÂ by default. Provides ultimate performance on higher end PCs. It builds on the current High-Performance policy, and goes a step further to eliminate micro-latencies associated with fine grained power management techniques. As the power scheme is geared towards reducing micro-latencies it may directly impact hardware; and consume more power than the default balanced plan. The Ultimate Performance power policy is currently not available on battery powered systems.
This tutorial will show you how to restore the built-inÂ Balanced,Â High performance,Â Power saver, and/orÂ Ultimate PerformanceÂ power plans if missing in Windows 10 and Windows 11.