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IDLEDISABLE specifies if the processor idle states are disabled on the system. If disabled, the kernel spins in a loop when there is no code to execute on a processor instead of invoking a transition to an idle state.

GUID, alias, and setting visibility

  • GUID: 5d76a2ca-e8c0-402f-a133-2158492d58ad

  • PowerCfg alias: IDLEDISABLE

  • Hidden setting: Yes


Index Name Description



Processor idle states are enabled.



Processor idle states are disabled.


Applies to

Windows edition x86-based devices x64-based devices ARM-based devices
Windows 10 for desktop editions (Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education) x86 amd64 N/A
Windows 10 Mobile N/A N/A Supported




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