Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Power Plan - Specify a Default for All Users



Power Plan - Specify a Default for All Users

How to Specify Default Power Plan for All Users in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
Published by Brink
18 Nov 2011
Published by

How to Specify Default Power Plan for All Users in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

information   Information
This will show you how to specify a custom or default (Balanced, Power Saver, High Performance) power plan for all users in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 so that the power plan and settings cannot be changed.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

Note   Note
Making a change in either option below will override any setting made previously in any other option below.


EXAMPLE: When a "Custom" or "Default" Power Plan is Specied for All Users
Power Plan - Specify a Default for All Users-custom-example1.jpg

Power Plan - Specify a Default for All Users-custom-example2.jpg




OPTION ONE
To Specify a "Default" Power Plan Using a REG File Download

NOTE: If you wanted to specify a custom power plan, then you would need to use either OPTION THREE or OPTION FOUR below instead.
1. To Allow Users to be able to Specify Their Own Power Plan
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Allow_Users_to_Specify_their_own_Power_Plan.reg

download
B) Go to step 5.
2. To Specify All Users to have the Balanced Power Plan
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Set_Balanced_Power_Plan_for_All_Users.reg
download
B) Go to step 5.
3. To Specify All Users to have the Power saver Power Plan
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Set_Power-Saver_Power_Plan_for_All_Users.reg
download
B) Go to step 5.
4. To Specify All Users to have the High performance Power Plan
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Set_High-Performance_Power_Plan_for_All_Users.reg
download
B) Go to step 5.
5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

6. Double click/tap on the downloaded the .reg file to merge it.

7. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

8. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



OPTION TWO
To Specify a "Default" Power Plan in Group Policy

NOTE: If you wanted to specify a custom power plan, then you would need to use either OPTION THREE or OPTION FOUR below instead.
1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane, double click/tap on the arrow to expand Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, then click/tap on Power Management. (see screenshot below)
Power Plan - Specify a Default for All Users-gpedit-1.jpg
3. In the right pane, double click/tap on Select an Active Power Plan. (see screenshot above)

4. To Allow Users to be able to Specify Their Own Power Plan
A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 8)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.

B) Go to step 8.
5. To Specify All Users to have the Balanced Power Plan
A) Select (dot) Enabled, and select Automatic under the Active Power Plan options section. (see screenshot below step 8)

B) Go to step 8.
6. To Specify All Users to have the Power saver Power Plan
A) Select (dot) Enabled, and select Power Saver under the Active Power Plan options section. (see screenshot below step 8)

B) Go to step 8.
7. To Specify All Users to have the High performance Power Plan
A) Select (dot) Enabled, and select High Performance under the Active Power Plan options section. (see screenshot below step 8)

B) Go to step 8.
8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
Name:  GPEDIT-2.jpg
Views: 9204
Size:  102.6 KB
9. Close the Local Group Policy Editor.



OPTION THREE
To Specify a "Custom" Power Plan in Group Policy

NOTE: If you wanted to specify a default power plan, then using either OPTION ONE or OPTION TWO above instead would be an easier way to do so.
1. Open a command prompt, type powercfg -list, press Enter, and make note of the long GUID number of the custom power plan that you previously created. (see screenshot below)
Name:  custom-1.jpg
Views: 9221
Size:  63.5 KB
2. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

3. In the left pane, double click/tap on the arrow to expand Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, then click/tap on Power Management. (see screenshot below)
Power Plan - Specify a Default for All Users-custom-2.jpg
4. In the right pane, double click/tap on Specify a Custom Active Power Plan. (see screenshot above)

5. To Allow Users to be able to Specify Their Own Power Plan
A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 7)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting. You could also use the REG file in step 1 of OPTION ONE above to do this as well.

B) Go to step 7.
6. To Specify All Users to have a Custom Power Plan
A) Select (dot) Enabled, and type in the long GUID number (step 1) for the name of the custom power plan that you wanted to specify under the Custom Active Power Plan (GUID) options section. (see screenshot below step 8)

B) Go to step 7.
7. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
Name:  custom-3.jpg
Views: 9043
Size:  111.5 KB
8. Close the command prompt and Local Group Policy Editor.



OPTION FOUR
To Specify a "Custom" Power Plan Manually in Registry Editor

NOTE: If you wanted to specify a default power plan, then using either OPTION ONE or OPTION TWO above instead would be an easier way to do so.
1. Open a command prompt, type powercfg -list, press Enter, and make note of the long GUID number of the custom power plan that you previously created. (see screenshot below)
Name:  custom-1.jpg
Views: 9221
Size:  63.5 KB
2. In the Start Menu, type regedit in the search box and press Enter.

3. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes (Windows 7/8) or Continue (Vista).

4. To Specify All Users to have a Custom Power Plan
A) In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft

Power Plan - Specify a Default for All Users-custom-4.jpg
B) In the left pane of regedit, right click on the Microsoft key, click/tap on New and Key, type in Power, and press Enter. (see screenshot below step 4A)
NOTE: If you already have the Power key in the left pane, then skip this step and continue to step 4C instead.

C) In the left pane of regedit, right click on the Power key, click/tap on New and Key, type in PowerSettings, and press Enter. (see screenshot below step 4A)
NOTE: If you already have the PowerSettings key in the left pane, then skip this step and continue to step 4D instead.

D) In the right pane of PowerSettings, right click on a empty space, click/tap on New and String Value, type in ActivePowerScheme, and press Enter. (see screenshot below step 4A)
NOTE: If you already have the ActivePowerScheme string value in the right pane, then skip this step and continue to step 4E instead.

E) In the right pane of PowerSettings, double click/tap on ActivePowerScheme to modify it. (see screenshot below step 4A)

F) Type in the long GUID number (step 1) for the name of the custom power plan that you wanted to specify, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
Name:  custom-5.jpg
Views: 8940
Size:  25.4 KB
G) Go to step 6.
5. To Allow Users to be able to Specify Their Own Power Plan
NOTE: This is the default setting. You could also use the REG file in step 1 of OPTION ONE above to do this as well.
A) In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings

Click image for larger version

Name:	custom-4.jpg
Views:	609
Size:	80.7 KB
ID:	184172
B) In the right pane of PowerSettings, right click on ActivePowerScheme, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below step 5A)

C) Click/tap on Yes to confirm deletion. (see screenshot below)
Name:  custom-6.jpg
Views: 8938
Size:  29.7 KB
D) Go to step 6.
6. Close the command prompt and regedit.
That's it,
Shawn



.

Comment

 Power Plan - Specify a Default for All Users




Tutorial Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Power Plan - Specify a Default for All Users
Windows 7 Tutorial Category
Power Plan - Restore Default Settings Tutorials
How can I change power plan and run scripts based on power state? General Discussion
Power Plan - Create Shortcut to Change Power Plan Tutorials
Changing the Default Power Plan Performance & Maintenance
Power plan Performance & Maintenance
Power Options/Power plan settings? Performance & Maintenance
Changing Default Power Plan Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:23 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33