In Windows 10 computer, you can optimize power settings to get higher performance. This post provides a detailed guide for how to optimize Windows 10 power settings. For other Windows issues, MiniTool software helps you recover lost data on PC, manage disk partition management, backup and restore system, etc.

How to Optimize Windows 10 Power Settings

Step 1. Open Control Panel

You can press Windows + R, type control panel in Run dialog, and press Enter to open Control Panel in Windows 10.

Step 2. Open Power Options Window

Next you can click System and Security in Control Panel, and click Power Options in the next window.

Windows 10 Power Options

Step 3. Open Power Plan Settings Window

Generally you can see several power plans in this window: Balanced, Power saver, High performance, Ultimate performance. Normally most of us select Balanced plan. You can click Change plan settings link next to the current power plan to check the current Windows 10 power settings.

access power plan settings screen

Step 4. Edit Power Plan Settings

Here you can choose the sleep and display settings that you want your computer to use. You can set the preferred time length to turn off the display or put the computer to sleep.

You can also click Change advanced power settings link to customize advanced settings for the power plan.

edit power plan settings in Windows 10

For example, you can expand USB settings, and set Disabled for Plugged in option. When you record video and audio with external USB devices on your Windows 10 computer, this could help solve some problems.

You can expand Processor power management and expand Minimum processor state to change to 100% in Plugged in option. This could tweak Windows 10 computer performance.

After you edit the power plan settings in Windows 10, click Apply and click OK to save the settings.

To reset the settings for the power plan to default, you can click the “Restore default settings for this plan” link in Edit Plan Settings window.

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