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How can I export my custom Power Plan Settings in Windows 7?

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Click on the start button and type cmd now right click on cmd and choose Run as Administrator or press the Ctrl+Shift+Enter.

Now type the following command in the command line windows

powercfg list

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type the command below for the power plan that you want to export, and press enter.

Powercfg –export “C:\powerplan_name.pow” GUID

GUID=code like for

Balanced.pow 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e

High Performance.pow 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c

Power Saver.pow a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a

custom.pow *******

could be different

Change the powerplan_name with the power plan you want to import and you are done. This will save the Powerplan.POW file n your C: drive.

Now if you want to import the backed up power plan just run the command line with admin privileges and typr the following command

Powercfg –Import “C:\Powerplan.pow”

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I made a .bat file that exports the Balanced and Power saver power schemes and when I ran it, it imported another different power scheme with the same name, so I now have two Balanced and two Power saver schemes, how can I delete them before importing the new schemes, knowing that the -delete option needs the GUID? – Iulian Onofrei Oct 21 '12 at 16:57
@RevoltEr you can ask that as a separate question if this tutorial doesn't help you. Hope it will help you. – avirk Oct 22 '12 at 3:23
Thank you a lot. – Iulian Onofrei Oct 22 '12 at 6:23

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