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Windows 7: Power Plan - Restore Default Settings



Power Plan - Restore Default Settings

How to Restore Default Power Plan Settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
14 Dec 2008
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How to Restore Default Power Plan Settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8


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This will show you how to reset and restore all of the default Power Plans back with their default settings, or how to restore a single Power Plan back to default settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: Default Power Plans
Power Plan - Restore Default Settings-w7_default.jpg
EXAMPLE: Missing Power Plans
NOTE: This is just an example of the power plans missing.
Power Plan - Restore Default Settings-w7_problem.jpg



OPTION ONE
To Reset and Restore All Power Plans to Default

NOTE: This can be handy if you have a missing default power plan and would like to restore it, or would like to reset all default power plans back to their default settings.
1. Open a command prompt in Windows 7 or Windows 8.

2. In the command prompt, type powercfg -restoredefaultschemes and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
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3. Close the command prompt.



OPTION TWO
To Restore a Single Power Plan back to Default

NOTE: This will restore a single power plan that you select back to it's default settings.
1. Open the Control Panel (icons view) in Windows 7 or Windows 8, click/tap on the Power Options icon, and go to step 3 below.


2. Click/tap on the Change plan settings link to the right of the power plan that you want to restore the default settings for. (See screenshot below)
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3. Do step 4 or 5 below for what you would like to do.

4. Click/tap on the Restore default settings for this plan link, and go to step 6 below.. (See screenshot below)
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5. Click/tap on the Change advanced power settings link, click/tap on the Restore plan defaults button, and go to step 6 below.. (See screenshot below)
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6. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you did step 5 instead of step 4, then click/tap on OK. (See screenshot below step 5A)
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7. Close the Edit Plan Settings window. (See screenshot below step 4)
That's it,
Shawn




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17 Apr 2010   #1
afrozenminute

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Thanks this would be a great help.

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17 Apr 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Afrozenminute.
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02 Mar 2013   #3
aybe

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Hello and thank you, using this I've just fixed a very annoying problem on my PC :
Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8 - Page 4 - Lenovo Community

BIG THANKS
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02 Mar 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Aybe, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm glad it was able to help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Mar 2013   #5
aybe

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Thank you !
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2013   #6
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Power settings really bricked - Just Repair-Installed

I ALREADY DID "powercfg -restoredefaultschemes" about 10 dozen times in Elevated Command prompt, it just says, "You do not have the permissions required to perform this action."

And I just repair-installed this stupid OS! What else is there to break next?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2013   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hey AG,

Odd, does using Option Two to manually reset your power plan work for you?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2013   #8
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It didn't work either. In fact the problem started when I tried to create a custom power plan for my tower.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2013   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you like, doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this should be able to sort it for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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