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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?

Ideas anyone?
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McKnife

8/22/2022 - Mon
John

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.

Use:

Powercfg –setactive Scheme_GUID

See the TechNet Article below

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc748940(v=ws.10).aspx

Powercfg /? for help

Once you set the active scheme this way (and assuming Windows 10 Pro) it should stick.
Robert Retzer

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.
SpaceCoastLife

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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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James Murphy
John

Just make sure the one plan you want is starred and the rest should be ignored. They are ignored on my machines.

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SpaceCoastLife

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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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Robert Retzer

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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SpaceCoastLife

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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.
SpaceCoastLife

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Thanks for responding
John

You are very welcome and I was pleased to help you.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
fblack61
McKnife

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.