Guide | How To Get the Ultimate Performance power plan for Windows 10 Home and Pro

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Jan 8, 2011
  • Intended for high-performance non-battery operated Windows 10 Workstations only.
  • Must be running Windows 10 Spring Creators (April 2018 Update) v1803 or later.
  • Enabling on battery-run laptops will result in high battery drain.
  • By default, the Ultimate Performance plan is not available on Windows 10 Home or Pro - See Tutorial below.
Source: TWC - Enable Ultimate Performance Power Plan in Windows 10 via Windows Blog

"Ultimate Performance Mode is a power plan in Windows 10 that is rolling out with Windows 10 April Update v1803, also called as the Spring Creators Update, which is designed for Workstations and aims to optimize the performance of the operating system. While it is meant to improve performance, IMO, this is going to help a lot for gamers as well or anyone with any high-intensity task.

Highlights of Ultimate Performance Mode:
  • Hard disk never goes to sleep
  • Javascript timer frequency is at maximum.
  • Hibernation and Sleep are turned off.
  • Processor State, Colling Policy, maximum processor rate are maxed out.
Ultimate Performance Power Plan is available only with PCs with high-end configuration running directly on power, and there is no direct way to enable this for all PCs. That said, I will not recommend this mode for Laptops as it will consume a lot of battery, but if you are sure you want it, you can use it for your best gaming experience."

Open Command Prompt as admin
powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61


Go to
Settings > System > Power & Sleep > Related settings > Additional power settings > Click the "Show additional plans" drop-down



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Top Poster
Nov 19, 2012
There are more advance settings inside that can be accessed by clicking - Change plan settings (can be done in any plan) -> Change advanced power settings. But these are better left as it is because sometimes changing these could be disastrous. But if you know what you're doing then you can surely do a lot of things.
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