See this fix, if power plans missing in your Windows 10 operating system after installing some security or feature updates.

We all know that Windows 10 comes with some basic power plans, such as Balanced, Power saver, High performance. Additionally, you can also create custom power plan and force Windows 10 to use it. We’ve also shared you this guide, in case if you need to delete a power plan.

After upgrading your Windows version or build number, if your system is missing these default power plans, then this article is for you. This fix will show you how to restore missing power plans on your system.

FIX Power Plans Missing In Windows 10

FIX: Power Plans Missing In Windows 10

FIX 1 – Via Command Prompt

1. Right click Start Button or press W8K + X keys and select Command Prompt (Admin).

2. In the Command Prompt window, type following commands corresponding to power plan you want to restore and press Enter key:

Power Plan Command To Restore
Balanced powercfg -duplicatescheme 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e
Power Saver powercfg -duplicatescheme a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a
High Performance powercfg -duplicatescheme 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c

3. Once the command is executed successfully, the corresponding power plan should be restored. If issue still persists, see FIX 2 mentioned below.

FIX 2 – Via Registry

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and type regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. Navigate to following registry key:


FIX Power Plans Missing In Windows 10

3. Now in the right pane of Power registry key, you will see CsEnabled named registry string (REG_DWORD). Since you’re facing this issue, this DWORD value should be corresponding to 1. Double click on this DWORD to modify its Value data:

FIX Power Plans Missing In Windows 10

4. Set the Value data to 0 and click OK. Close Registry Editor and reboot to make changes effective.

After restarting your system, missing power plans should be restored.

Hope this helps!

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