Tip: Using PowerShell to Get the Running Windows 10 Power Plan

If you want to know the Power Plan that is running on a Windows 10 PC, use the following PowerShell query:

Get-WmiObject -Namespace root\cimv2\power -Class win32_powerplan

In the image example above, the Power Plan is Balanced. The following options are available:

  • Balanced – Offers full performance when you need it and saves power when you don’t. This is the best power plan for most people.
  • Power saver – Saves power by reducing PC performance and screen brightness. If you’re using a laptop, this plan can help you get the most from a single battery charge.
  • High performance – Maximizes screen brightness and might increase PC performance. This plan uses a lot more energy, so your laptop battery won’t last as long between charges.
  • Ultimate Performance – Only available starting with Windows 10 build 17083. Provides ultimate performance on higher end PCs.
  • Custom power plan – These are only available if either your PC manufacturer (OEM) provided additional power plans, and/or you create a custom power plan. These are available to all users.

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