Rename Power Plan in Windows 10

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A power plan in Windows is a set of hardware and system options that defines how your device uses and preserves power. There are three built-in power plans in the OS. Your PC can have additional power plans defined by its vendor. Also, you can create a custom power plan that will include your personal preferences. Today, we will see how to rename a power plan in Windows 10.

Windows 10 comes with a new UI again to change the operating system's power related options. The classic Control Panel is losing its features and probably will be replaced by the Settings app. The Settings app has already got many settings which were exclusively available in the Control Panel. For example, the battery notification area icon in the Windows 10 system tray was also replaced with a new Modern UI. However, the Settings app doesn't include the ability to rename a power plan as of this writing. You need to use the console tool powercfg.

This console utility can adjust many parameters related to power management. For example, powercfg can be used:

Finally, you can use powercfg to rename a power plan. Here is how.

To rename a power plan in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Open a new command prompt instance.
  2. Type the following command: powercfg.exe /L. This will list every power scheme in the OS with its own GUID. Note of the GUID of the power plan you want to rename. Note: An asterisk * to the right of the power plan's name indicates the current (active) power scheme.
  3. Rename the power an by running the following command: powercfg -changename GUID "new name".
  4. The power plan is now renamed. See the screenshots below.




That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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