# Combined dynamic and power saving plan

• ### Question

• I use Win 7 RTM x64.
There are three standard power plans available. All of them have their advantages and disadvantages.

Now I want to create a new power plan which fits my needs and combines the best of the dynamic and power saving plan.
What I want:
When on AC I want the features of the Dynamic power plan, which includes full Aero activated.
When on battery I want the features of the Power saving plan, which includes Aero deactivated.

So now the question: How can I create such a power plan which has the features of Dynamic on AC and the features of Power Saving on battery. You can change a lot of properties in the power plan settings, sadly I haven't found an option which allows me to activate or deactivate the Aero setting.

When I use the power saving plan on AC mode then Aero is activated, on battery it is deactivated, so this matchs my needs almost, but because now I know that there are differences between the standard power plans which I can't edit I'm afraid that there are more hidden differences between power saving and dynamic when on AC I also can't change.

• Moved by Monday, October 5, 2009 7:32 PM Moved to relevant category (From:Windows 7 Miscellaneous)
Monday, October 5, 2009 7:22 PM

### All replies

• Hi,

Based on my experience, you can try to specify a power plan settings using Group Policy or powercfg utility.

Best Regards
Dale
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 6:54 AM
• Thank you for the links.
It seems to be a bit more complicated than I had hoped.

I tried to get the Group Policy working, sadly I wasn't able to start the Group Policy Management Console already. Where can I find it in Win 7? I searched in google but also haven't found something useful. I could download the installer of version 1.1 from MS, but when I want to install it Win 7 reports that this version was blocked because of incompatibilities.

I also took a look at the powercfg utility, but this just gives me the same properties I can change in the Windows GUI power plan settings. I haven't found an entry with which I could change the Aero behaviour.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 10:40 PM
• Hi,

Based on my research and test on our test machine, I found a free utility called Windows Vista Battery Saver that can meet your requirement. Please download the Beta R2 version and install it in Windows Vista compatibility mode.

BTW, I think it is a great idear so that I would like to submit this kind of feature to our Power management team. Hope that it can be adopted and added in the future version of product.

Best Regards
Dale
• Marked as answer by Monday, October 12, 2009 12:50 AM
• Unmarked as answer by Monday, October 12, 2009 11:42 AM
Friday, October 9, 2009 3:50 AM
• Thank you for the tip, sadly the installation got stuck in the middle (the same problem many others had with this 'tool'), I then tried one of the mentioned 'solutions' to just kill the process of the installer. After that I tried to start the program but it does not run, some sort of compatibilty issues.
So sorry, but it does not work.

Maybe I'll code a small script which does this for me, should possible somehow.

But finally, I still don't know how to change other, hidden, settings of the power plan. I just can't undersand why MS added features to power plans the user can't change. This makes all the custom power plans useless!
Monday, October 12, 2009 11:42 AM
• Please install Windows Vista Battey Saver in Windows Vista compatibility mode, I downloaded and installed it on my laptop successfully, it worked as expected. BTW, I am testing powercfg to modify custom power plan, I would like to share with you right after I find it out.

Best Regards
Dale
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 2:40 AM
• Thank you for your patience. I tried it again in Vista compatibility mode and it seems to work.
I noticed another strange thing. When I deactive the Aero mode with this tool the taskbar and windows look different as they look when I use the power saving mode. In power saving mode it also keeps the taskbar previews turned on, which isn't the case when I deactivate Aero. So the power saving mode does not deactivate the whole Aero, only parts of it.
I also noticed that when I create a new power scheme, based on the power saving mode, then this power scheme also deactivates the transparency when on battery, just as the power saving mode does, but when I create a new power scheme, based on balanced or high performance, then it does not do this.
It's a pity that MS hides options and now the user has to search in the registry or somewhere else what this options are and how many options they've hidden!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 9:00 AM
• I created two power plans, one based on the power saving the other based on the dynamic power plan. I set the same values in both power plans, so normally they should have been identical now, but because they are based on different power plans and there are hidden settings they aren't identical, e.g. the Aero interface.

So then I've opened the registry editor and compared both power plans. (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes)
There are a lot of differences between those two, whereas they should have been identical, shame on you MS.

However, the setting for thetranspareny is located in the key 245d8541-3943-4422-b025-13a784f679b7 of the appropiate power plan. There are two entries for both AC and DC. If I set the value for DC to 0 then the transparency is turned off, set to 2 and the transparency is turned on.

However, as already said, I also noticed that there are many other differences between both power plans and I don't know what they mean, because MS was that kind and didn't gave the settings in the registry a name, but only a meaningless random string.
Maybe you know a source in the MSDN or somewhere else or know a way to find out what this settings mean, so we can fully customize our power plans and not only half of it, as MS wishes.
I took a look at the Alias list which powercfg gives me, sadly our key for the transparency isn't there:

a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a  SCHEME_MAX
8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c  SCHEME_MIN
381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e  SCHEME_BALANCED
fea3413e-7e05-4911-9a71-700331f1c294  SUB_NONE
29f6c1db-86da-48c5-9fdb-f2b67b1f44da  STANDBYIDLE
9d7815a6-7ee4-497e-8888-515a05f02364  HIBERNATEIDLE
94ac6d29-73ce-41a6-809f-6363ba21b47e  HYBRIDSLEEP
d4c1d4c8-d5cc-43d3-b83e-fc51215cb04d  REMOTEFILESLEEP
7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99  SUB_VIDEO
3c0bc021-c8a8-4e07-a973-6b14cbcb2b7e  VIDEOIDLE
17aaa29b-8b43-4b94-aafe-35f64daaf1ee  VIDEODIM
f1fbfde2-a960-4165-9f88-50667911ce96  VIDEODIMLEVEL
0012ee47-9041-4b5d-9b77-535fba8b1442  SUB_DISK
6738e2c4-e8a5-4a42-b16a-e040e769756e  DISKIDLE
4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347  SUB_BUTTONS
7648efa3-dd9c-4e3e-b566-50f929386280  PBUTTONACTION
5ca83367-6e45-459f-a27b-476b1d01c936  LIDACTION
a7066653-8d6c-40a8-910e-a1f54b84c7e5  UIBUTTON_ACTION
e73a048d-bf27-4f12-9731-8b2076e8891f  SUB_BATTERY
637ea02f-bbcb-4015-8e2c-a1c7b9c0b546  BATACTIONCRIT
9a66d8d7-4ff7-4ef9-b5a2-5a326ca2a469  BATLEVELCRIT
d8742dcb-3e6a-4b3c-b3fe-374623cdcf06  BATACTIONLOW
8183ba9a-e910-48da-8769-14ae6dc1170a  BATLEVELLOW
54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00  SUB_PROCESSOR
bc5038f7-23e0-4960-96da-33abaf5935ec  PROCTHROTTLEMAX
893dee8e-2bef-41e0-89c6-b55d0929964c  PROCTHROTTLEMIN
0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51  CONSOLELOCK
501a4d13-42af-4429-9fd1-a8218c268e20  SUB_PCIEXPRESS
ee12f906-d277-404b-b6da-e5fa1a576df5  ASPM
Slowly but surely I start hating the programmer which was responsible for this mess.

If you want to see what I did:
The first power plan, with the friendly name "Benutzerdefinierter Energiesparplan 1" is based on the dynamic:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\]
"Description"=hex(2):
"FriendlyName"=hex(2):42,00,65,00,6e,00,75,00,74,00,7a,00,65,00,72,00,64,00,65,\
00,66,00,69,00,6e,00,69,00,65,00,72,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,20,00,45,00,6e,00,\
65,00,72,00,67,00,69,00,65,00,73,00,70,00,61,00,72,00,70,00,6c,00,61,00,6e,\
00,20,00,31,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\0012ee47-9041-4b5d-9b77-535fba8b1442]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\0012ee47-9041-4b5d-9b77-535fba8b1442\6738e2c4-e8a5-4a42-b16a-e040e769756e]
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000258
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000258

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\0d7dbae2-4294-402a-ba8e-26777e8488cd]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\0d7dbae2-4294-402a-ba8e-26777e8488cd\309dce9b-bef4-4119-9921-a851fb12f0f4]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000001
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51]
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000000
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\19cbb8fa-5279-450e-9fac-8a3d5fedd0c1]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\19cbb8fa-5279-450e-9fac-8a3d5fedd0c1\12bbebe6-58d6-4636-95bb-3217ef867c1a]
"DCSettingIndex"=hex:03,00,00,00
"ACSettingIndex"=hex:03,00,00,00

"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000000
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000000

"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000000
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\245d8541-3943-4422-b025-13a784f679b7]
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000002
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000002

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347\5ca83367-6e45-459f-a27b-476b1d01c936]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000001
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347\7648efa3-dd9c-4e3e-b566-50f929386280]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000001
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000001

"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000001
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\501a4d13-42af-4429-9fd1-a8218c268e20]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\501a4d13-42af-4429-9fd1-a8218c268e20\ee12f906-d277-404b-b6da-e5fa1a576df5]
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000002

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00\893dee8e-2bef-41e0-89c6-b55d0929964c]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000000
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00\94d3a615-a899-4ac5-ae2b-e4d8f634367f]

"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\17aaa29b-8b43-4b94-aafe-35f64daaf1ee]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000258
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000258

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\3c0bc021-c8a8-4e07-a973-6b14cbcb2b7e]
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000258
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000258

"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000064
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000064

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\f1fbfde2-a960-4165-9f88-50667911ce96]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000064
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000064

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\9596fb26-9850-41fd-ac3e-f7c3c00afd4b]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\9596fb26-9850-41fd-ac3e-f7c3c00afd4b\03680956-93bc-4294-bba6-4e0f09bb717f]
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\9596fb26-9850-41fd-ac3e-f7c3c00afd4b\34c7b99f-9a6d-4b3c-8dc7-b6693b78cef4]
"DCSettingIndex"=hex:02,00,00,00
"ACSettingIndex"=hex:02,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\e73a048d-bf27-4f12-9731-8b2076e8891f]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\e73a048d-bf27-4f12-9731-8b2076e8891f\637ea02f-bbcb-4015-8e2c-a1c7b9c0b546]
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000002
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000002

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\e73a048d-bf27-4f12-9731-8b2076e8891f\8183ba9a-e910-48da-8769-14ae6dc1170a]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:0000000a
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:0000000a

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\e73a048d-bf27-4f12-9731-8b2076e8891f\9a66d8d7-4ff7-4ef9-b5a2-5a326ca2a469]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:0000000a
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:0000000a

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\e73a048d-bf27-4f12-9731-8b2076e8891f\bcded951-187b-4d05-bccc-f7e51960c258]
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000001
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\e73a048d-bf27-4f12-9731-8b2076e8891f\d8742dcb-3e6a-4b3c-b3fe-374623cdcf06]
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000000
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\e73a048d-bf27-4f12-9731-8b2076e8891f\f3c5027d-cd16-4930-aa6b-90db844a8f00]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:0000000a
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:0000000a

The second power plan, with the friendly name "Benutzerdefinierter Energiesparplan 2" is based on the power saving:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\]
"Description"=hex(2):
"FriendlyName"=hex(2):42,00,65,00,6e,00,75,00,74,00,7a,00,65,00,72,00,64,00,65,\
00,66,00,69,00,6e,00,69,00,65,00,72,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,20,00,45,00,6e,00,\
65,00,72,00,67,00,69,00,65,00,73,00,70,00,61,00,72,00,70,00,6c,00,61,00,6e,\
00,20,00,32,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\0012ee47-9041-4b5d-9b77-535fba8b1442]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\0012ee47-9041-4b5d-9b77-535fba8b1442\6738e2c4-e8a5-4a42-b16a-e040e769756e]
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000258
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000258

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\0d7dbae2-4294-402a-ba8e-26777e8488cd]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\0d7dbae2-4294-402a-ba8e-26777e8488cd\309dce9b-bef4-4119-9921-a851fb12f0f4]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000001
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51]
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000000
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\19cbb8fa-5279-450e-9fac-8a3d5fedd0c1]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\19cbb8fa-5279-450e-9fac-8a3d5fedd0c1\12bbebe6-58d6-4636-95bb-3217ef867c1a]

"ACSettingIndex"=hex:03,00,00,00

"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000000
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000000

"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000000
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\245d8541-3943-4422-b025-13a784f679b7]

"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000000
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347\5ca83367-6e45-459f-a27b-476b1d01c936]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000001
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347\7648efa3-dd9c-4e3e-b566-50f929386280]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000001
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000001

"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000001
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00\893dee8e-2bef-41e0-89c6-b55d0929964c]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000000
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00\bc5038f7-23e0-4960-96da-33abaf5935ec]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000064
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000064

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\17aaa29b-8b43-4b94-aafe-35f64daaf1ee]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000258
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000258

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\3c0bc021-c8a8-4e07-a973-6b14cbcb2b7e]
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000258
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000258

"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000064
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000064

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\f1fbfde2-a960-4165-9f88-50667911ce96]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000064
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000064

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\9596fb26-9850-41fd-ac3e-f7c3c00afd4b]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\9596fb26-9850-41fd-ac3e-f7c3c00afd4b\34c7b99f-9a6d-4b3c-8dc7-b6693b78cef4]

"ACSettingIndex"=hex:02,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\e73a048d-bf27-4f12-9731-8b2076e8891f]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\e73a048d-bf27-4f12-9731-8b2076e8891f\637ea02f-bbcb-4015-8e2c-a1c7b9c0b546]
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000002

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\e73a048d-bf27-4f12-9731-8b2076e8891f\8183ba9a-e910-48da-8769-14ae6dc1170a]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:0000000a

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\e73a048d-bf27-4f12-9731-8b2076e8891f\9a66d8d7-4ff7-4ef9-b5a2-5a326ca2a469]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:0000000a
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:0000000a

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\\e73a048d-bf27-4f12-9731-8b2076e8891f\f3c5027d-cd16-4930-aa6b-90db844a8f00]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:0000000a
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:0000000a

As you see in the path, I removed the UID of the specific power plan (now there's only the \\ left), I did this to compare both power plans with Notepad++ easier.
Both power plans should have the same settings in the from Windows changeable settings, I hope it at least. But still there are differences between both which I don't know what they mean.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 9:54 AM