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Windows 10 Pro Can't remember Power Option
I have a relatively new (12 months) Dell XPS Workstation running Windows 10 Pro that randomly drops the Power Option I set, which is "Never".
I'm looking for either a fix or work-around?
8/22/2022 - Mon
About the only thing I have seen is Windows 10 wanting to switch to Airplane mode and I stopped that.
Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator.
Powercfg –setactive Scheme_GUID
See the TechNet Article below
Powercfg /? for help
Once you set the active scheme this way (and assuming Windows 10 Pro) it should stick.
is this a personal computer or a workstation in a managed corp environment? If it is company machine maybe the the group policy setting is over riding the changes you make.
It's a personal computer. Running Powercfg -q I see several "critical battery notification" or critical battery action" settings. Are these to be ignored considering this is not a laptop or might it be referring to the battery on the motherboard?
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Just make sure the one plan you want is starred and the rest should be ignored. They are ignored on my machines.
It is. In my case (Power saver) *. How do I set:
1. Turn off the display: Never
2. Put the computer to sleep: Never
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since this is not a laptop definitely ignore the "critical battery notification" or critical battery action" settings, they definitely are settings for laptop. As the program cant distinguish if this is a desktop or laptop.
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That's basically what I have been doing. It works for a while, maybe 4-5 weeks. Then for no apparent reason, the setting reset from Never to 1 minute. Go figure!
I did exactly as you recommend. We'll see if it holds.
Thanks for responding
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You wrote: "It works for a while, maybe 4-5 weeks" - so it changes that rarely? So you don't know if this is solved?
Feel free to reopen the question just in case, so your problem can be analysed: power options use registry keys and we can audit what OS component or program changes these and find the culprit that triggers the reset that way.
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