How to Create or Delete a Custom Power Plan in Windows 7
This will show you how to delete or create your own custom power plan in Windows 7.
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.
You may also have a custom power plan available from your computer manufacturer (OEM) that may also appear by default on the battery meter on a mobile PC (laptop), or as one of the preferred power plans on a desktop computer.
1. Open the Start Menu, and type powercfg.cpl in the search box and press enter.
A) Click on the Create a power plan link in the right pane. (See screenshot below)
B) Select (dot) a power plan that is closet to what you want for your custom power plan. (See screenshot below)
C) Type in a name for you custom power plan, and click on Next. (See screenshot above)
D) Choose how many minutes to wait for the Turn off display and Put the computer to sleep settings, or select never if you do not want to use that setting. (See screenshot below)
E) When finished, click on the Create button. (See screenshot above)
F) You will now see your custom power plan listed under the Preferred plans. (See screenshot below)
G ) Go to step 5.
4. To Delete a Custom Power Plan NOTE:You may not be able to delete a OEM custom power plan.
A) If the custom power plan that you wish to delete is selected (dotted), then select (dot) any other available power plan, then click on the Change plan settings link to the right of the custom power plane that you wish to delete. (See screenshot below)
B) Click on the Delete this plan link. (See screenshot below)
C) Click on OK to confirm the deletion. (See screenshot below)
5. Close the Power Options window. (See screenshot below step 3F or 4A)