Specify a custom active plan and force Windows to use it



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We all use different types of energy plans on our system depending on our needs. When we watch movies or play games on our system, we choose High Performance Power Plan, and when we want to save battery power for a long time, we use Power Saver.

If you are considering a multi-user system, there may be a scenario if you choose an energy plan that you find useful and, in your absence, someone else who has used the system has changed the energy plan that you consider destructive. In such a case, it has become necessary to make a restriction to change the feeding plans by other people on your system.

Force windows to use the specific power plan



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In this article, we will show you how force Windows to use a specific power management plan so that users cannot change the active power plan from the normal settings. In principle, this restriction can be applied with Local Group Policy Editor. This method works for Windows Vista and later editions Windows(16). Learn how to prevent the user from changing the active plan:

Specify a custom active power plan

1 Open administrative prompt. Type POWERCFG /LIST and press Enter to get a list of available power systems; here * means active plan. Please note GUID GUID for the plan you want to define as a concrete plan.

2 Press the Windows key + R combination, type gpedit.msc into the Run dialog box and press Enter to open the Local Group Policy Editor.

3 In the left part, navigate here :

Computer configuration -> Administrative templates -> System -> Power management

4 In the right pane of the window above, double-click Specify a custom setting for the active plan that is not configured by default to get it :

5 In the window above, first click Enabled then, in section Options, click Custom Active Power Plan (GUID) as we copied it from Step 1. Click Apply followed by OK. You can now close the local group policy editor. If you now try to manually adjust the power systems by clicking the battery icon in the taskbar notification area, you cannot do so:

I hope you find this advice helpful.

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