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    Power Plan - Restore Default Settings

    How to Restore Default Power Plan Settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8
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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)
    Power Plan - Restore Default Settings-w7_cmd.jpg
    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)
    Power Plan - Restore Default Settings-step1.jpg
    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)
    Power Plan - Restore Default Settings-advanced_settings.jpg
    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)
    Power Plan - Restore Default Settings-step4.jpg
    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)
    Power Plan - Restore Default Settings-confirm.jpg
    7. Close the Edit Plan Settings window. (See screenshot below step 4)
    That's it,
    Shawn







  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
       #1

    Thanks :) this would be a great help.
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  2. Posts : 71,731
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    You're most welcome Afrozenminute. :)
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 8 x64
       #3

    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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  4. Posts : 71,731
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    You're most welcome Aybe, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm glad it was able to help. :)
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  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 8 x64
       #5

    Thank you !
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  6. Posts : 297
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
       #6

    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?
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  7. Posts : 71,731
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Hey AG,

    Odd, does using Option Two to manually reset your power plan work for you?
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 297
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
       #8

    It didn't work either. In fact the problem started when I tried to create a custom power plan for my tower.
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  9. Posts : 71,731
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #9

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


 
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