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How to Enable the Secret Ultimate Performance Power Plan Windows 10

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Last Updated on August 26, 2021 by Muhammad Junaid Khalid


Topic: Ultimate Performance Power Plan

Before starting the tutorial, I am sure you are well aware of the Windows 10 power/battery plans and their effects on your computer’s performance. There are 3 different power plans available in Windows 10 by default, and those are balanced, high performance, and power saver.

By default, the balanced plan is activated. So when you check for the currently enabled plan on your control panel, it would be the balanced option. You can choose the high performance plan that could boost your system’s performance. But here we are going to show you more powerful settings that are hidden inside the Windows. This is the ultimate performance power plan.

But wait a little bit more. Before talking about the Windows 10 Ultimate Performance Mode let us have a short brief about the three basic power plans.

What is Balanced Plan

This plan automatically balances performance with energy consumption on capable hardware, for example, CPU, RAM or GPU. With this setting, you might not get the full performance of your system because it sometimes compromises the performance to save energy.

What is Power Saver Plan

The people who are more concerned about their battery life normally use this setting. But with this plan, you will get the poor performance of your hardware or system. You may experience slow loading and execution of programs installed on your computer. If you are using your system for small tasks, you can go with a power saver plan but for heavy PCs and game lovers, this is the worst setting for you.

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What is High Performance Plan

It is a great choice for those who want their computer to run like a bullet train.

If you are a hardcore computer, a graphic designer working with heavy graphic software like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or InDesign, etc., this setting is ideal for you. Just enable the High-performance power plan and it will boost your computer’s performance.

But there is an even more powerful plan hidden inside the Windows, which is the “Ultimate Performance Power Plan”. This setting is only recommended for the power users and not for everyone.  That’s why it is hidden. With a little trick, you can find this setting.

So, let’s unleash the hidden power of your computer. Before enabling this plan, make sure your Windows is up to date, as you might find it difficult to enable the ultimate performance power plan with the outdated version of Windows 10.

Your Windows 10 version should be 1809. To check your current Windows 10 version, just write “winver” in the search bar, and you will find which version is currently installed on your computer. If it’s not 1809, update to the latest version.

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Ok. Let’s get started.

How to Enable the Ultimate Performance Power Plan

  1. Go to the Start button and right-click on it. From the menu, select Windows PowerShell (admin). It may ask for permission, so click yes, and you will see the PowerShell window.

  2. Type the following command in the window:
    powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61

  3. Now press enter and you will see another comment line with code and at the end of that code, you will see ultimate Performance in brackets.

  4. Congratulations! You have successfully activated the Windows 10 ultimate performance mode. Now you just need to enable that mode. So close the PowerShell window and write edit power Plan, select edit power plan from the start menu, which will bring you to the power plan window. Click “Show additional plans” and you will see the Ultimate Performance option.

  5. Just enable it and click on the save changes button in order to save the settings and enjoy the ultimate performance power plan on your windows pc. This ultimate performance power plan can achieve the maximum level of performance inside your hardware limitations.

Try using this new power Plan and feel the difference. But remember, enhanced performance means more power usage, and more power usage means more electricity bills and reduced battery life. So use this mode only if you need it.

In case you don’t like it, you can always go back to your older power plans anytime. So that’s how you can enable the Windows 10 ultimate performance mode.

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