Power Plan Chooser (PPC)

+ Version 1.0.0
  • System Requirements:

+ Windows 7 (tested)


Step 1: Run the setup.exe executable.

Step 2: Find the PPC shortcut icon on the All Programs menu or Desktop and click/double-click it.

Step 3: Find the red orb in the tasbar and hover your mouse pointer over it to bring up the PPC
interface. Click the corresponding radio button to activate your preferred power plan.

Step 4: Click the Red X button to exit PPC or the push-pin button to keep the interface open.

  • KNOWN BUGS AND ISSUES (feel free to contribute fixes)

- PPC always activates High-Performance plan on launch.

- PPC only shows Windows 7 default power plans and will not show user configured power plans.

- PPC is not aware of which power plan is currently active, so if you switch plans using the battery
icon, it will be out of sync with the current active power plan selection.


- PPC uses the powercfg command do switch power plans in windows. The default 3 power plans in
Windows 7 are:

Power Scheme GUID: 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e (Balanced)
Power Scheme GUID: 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c (High performance)
Power Scheme GUID: a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a (Power saver)

Last edited Mar 19, 2010 at 8:30 PM by vielmetter, version 3


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