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Power Plan - Rename

How to Rename a Power Plan Name in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
02 Apr 2010
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How to Rename a Power Plan Name in Windows 7 and Windows 8

information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to rename power plans (schemes) to have any name you would like in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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

EXAMPLE: Power Plan Renamed
Power Plan - Rename-power_plans.jpgPower Plan - Rename-changed.jpg

Here's How:
1. Open an elevated command prompt in Windows 7 or Windows 8.

2. To List and See All Power Plans
NOTE: This will give you a list of all of the power plans on your computer with the name and GUID number of each power plan.
A) In the elevated command prompt, type in powercfg list and press enter. (see screenshot below)
Power Plan - Rename-step1.jpg
3. In the elevated command prompt, type in the command below (in code box) for the power plan that you want to rename, and press Enter.

Note   Note
  • Substitute GUID in the command below for the actual long GUID number of the power plan that you want to rename as displayed in step 2 above.
  • Substitute New Name in the command below for the new name that you want to rename the power plan within quotes.

powercfg -changename GUID "New Name"
FOR EXAMPLE: If I want to rename the power plan Custom Plan to New Custom Plan (see example screenshots at top of tutorial), then I would type in the command exactly as below and press enter.

powercfg -changename 11eb7d0f-207d-455e-b86b-f0de0122ba90 "New Custom Plan"
Power Plan - Rename-changename.jpg
4. Close the elevated command prompt.

5. The power plan has now been renamed.
That's it,


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