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How to enable Ultimate Performance (Power) mode on Windows 10

With Windows 10 Version 1803 Microsoft introduced a new power plan “Ultimate Performance power mode“, which is specially designed for Workstations and aims to optimize the performance of the operating system and achieve the highest performance in Windows 10. According to Microsoft, Windows Ultimate Performance mode is specially designed for heavy-duty machines that can’t afford to cut down on performance during the processing of extensive workloads.

This new policy builds on the current High-Performance policy, and it goes a step further to eliminate micro-latencies associated with fine grained power management techniques. As the power scheme is geared towards reducing micro-latencies, it may directly impact hardware and consume more power than the default balanced plan.

What is Windows 10 Ultimate Performance mode?

As the name suggests, this feature is specially designed for advanced users for whom “High Performance” isn’t enough. It helps speed things up by “eliminating micro-latencies” that come with “fine-grained power management techniques” — instead of thinking about power, the workstation will focusing even more on performance.

Microsoft has created the Ultimate Performance Mode in Windows 10 for high-end PCs only and it aims to optimize the performance of the operating system. It could result in excessive battery drainage if enabled on battery-based devices.

Enable Ultimate Performance mode on Windows 10

Unfortunately, Microsoft is not enabling this on battery-powered systems, and the company has locked this feature to Windows 10 Pro for Workstations. And for home users, This Feature is hidden by default so you can’t just select it from Power Options, or from the battery slider in Windows 10. But using Command Prompt tweak you can force the Ultimate Performance mode and it’ll work in any edition of Windows 10 regardless of the hardware configuration.

Important: This power management scheme is only available in Windows 10 version 1803 and above. To find out the version of your system, enter the winver command in the start menu, press Enter, and read the information in the dialog box.

Windows 10 Build 17134.137

  • First click on the start menu search.
  • Type the PowerShell query, select the topmost result, right-click and select Run as administrator.
  • Type the following command to enable windows ultimate Performance mode in the control panel and press Enter:

powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61

enable windows ultimate Performance mode

Now Press Windows + R, type Powercfg.cpl click ok to open Power Options. Here under Hardware and Sound and selecting Ultimate Performance. As with the other power policies in Windows, you’ll be able to customize the Ultimate Performance policy to meet your personal needs.

Ultimate Performance mode on Windows 10

Note: The Ultimate Performance power policy is currently not available when running a device on battery For Example Laptops.

Customize Ultimate Performance Power Plan

You Can also Customize the ultimate performance power plan as other power plans. To do this click on the Change plan settings link adjacent to Ultimate Performance to get access to the Edit Plan Setting window.

Press the dropdown under On battery next to Turn off the display and select a suitable time from the list. Set the After the chosen period the display will automatically extinguish and switch to the login screen. In the same way, click on the drop-down under Plugged in and choose an appropriate time for the screen to turn off.

Also, Click on advanced power settings to enlarge the respective wizard to customize it with your desired value. Check every option precisely and customize and make preferable changes.

And anytime If you want to apply the options for the Ultimate Performance Power Plan as you get after installation then click on Restore settings for this plan. Click yes when a pop-up asking Are you sure you want to restore this plan’s default settings? 

Disable Ultimate Performance Mode in Windows 10

If any time you decided to disable Ultimate performance mode. Simply navigate to the power options window ( Press Windows + R, type Powercfg.cpl click ok ) and select Radio button Balanced. Now Click on the ‘Change plan settings link next to Ultimate Performance, and click on the delete option.

That’s all about windows 10 ultimate performance (power) mode, Did you enabled this option on your System? let us know in the comments below.

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