Power Plan - Restore Default Settings

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How to Restore the Default Power Plan Settings in Vista
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This will show you how to reset and restore all of the default Power Plans back with their default settings, or how to restore a single Power Plan back to default settings in Vista.
How to Restore the Default Power Plan Settings in Vista

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This will show you how to reset and restore all of the default Power Plans back with their default settings, or how to restore a single Power Plan back to default settings in Vista.

EXAMPLE: Default Power Plans
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EXAMPLE: Missing Power Plans
NOTE:
This is just an example of the power plans missing.
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OPTION ONE
To Reset and Restore All Power Plans

NOTE: This can be handy if you have a missing default power plan and would like to restore it, or would like to reset all default power plans back to their default settings.
1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. In the Start Menu search box, type cmd and press Enter.​
3. In the command prompt, copy and paste the command below and press Enter. (See screenshot below)​
powercfg -restoredefaultschemes
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4. Close the command prompt.​








OPTION TWO
To Restore a Single Power Plan

NOTE: This will restore a single power plan that you select back to it's default settings.
1. Open the Control Panel (Classic View).​
2. Click on the Power Options icon.​
3. Click on the Change plan settings link to the right of the power plan that you want to restore the default settings for. (See screenshot below)​
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4. Click on the Restore default settings for this plan link. (See screenshot below)​
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A) Go to step 6.​

OR
5. Click on the Change advanced power settings link. (See screenshot above)​
A) Click on the Restore plan defaults button. (See screenshot below)​
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6. Click on Yes to confirm. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: If you did step 5 instead of step 4, then click on OK. (See screenshot below step 5A)
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7. Close the Edit Plan Settings window. (See screenshot below step 4)​
That's it,
Shawn



 
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Shawn Brink

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