Windows 10 now offers you the ability to enhance the performance of the overall operating system. You can do this by enabling the Ultimate Performance on all the Home, Professional and Enterprise editions. So if you’re not satisfied with the current level of performance on your PC or laptop, here is what you need to do to enable the power mode on any edition of Windows 10.
The Ultimate Performance power mode was introduced in the Windows 10 version 1803 Spring update released back in April 2018. If you’re having issues in getting the version 1803, here’s how to fix the Windows 10 Springs Creators Update stuck during installation issue. This power mode extracts the maximum performance for Windows 10.
The Ultimate Performance is based on the current High Performance policy, but it goes a step further by introducing tweaks to weed out micro-latencies linked to minute power management techniques. Moreover, it reduces stuttering during demanding tasks on the Windows 10 operating system while, at the same time, maximizes to peak performance level.
The only aspect to remember is that the power scheme is limited only to the Workstations editions of Windows 10. However, if you want to experiment this feature to see if it gives any benefits on your device, you can enable the Ultimate Performance mode on any edition of Windows 10 version 1803 or later using the PowerCFG command tool.
In the following guide, see the steps to enable the Ultimate Performance power mode on Windows 10.
Windows 10 Ultimate Performance Power Mode
If you are looking to enable the Ultimate Performance power plan on your device running a Windows 10 edition other than the Pro for Workstations, use the steps below. This method uses PowerShell utility to enable the UP. Please check whether your computer is running Windows 10 version 1803 or later, otherwise you won’t be able to get this feature.
Step 1 – Click Start.
Step 2 – Search for PowerShell utility, right-click on it, and select Run as administrator.
Step 3 – Now type the following command in the PowerShell to enable the Ultimate Performance in Control Panel and hit enter when done.
powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61
Step 4 – Now restart your computer.
Step 5 – Open Control Panel.
Step 6 – Navigate to Hardware and Sound > Power Options.
Step 7 – Under additional plans, select the Ultimate Performance option.
That’s it. After completing all the required steps, you can test the new power mode to see if you notice jump in performance when working with demanding tasks on your high-end computer. The Ultimate Performance mode requires your device plugged to a power source, it doesn’t work when running a device on battery power, for obvious reasons.