Configure power settings

This section contains information about the power settings that you can configure using the Windows provisioning framework. Each power setting topic includes the identification GUID, allowed values, meaning, and common usage scenarios for the setting.

Tip

The primary audience for these topics is Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). If you're a Windows device owner (consumer) and would like to learn more about power settings in Windows 10, please see How to enable Hibernate and Sleep in Power Options on Microsoft's community support site. You can also search for troubleshooting instructions on this site if needed.

Use Windows Configuration Designer to configure power settings

To configure the power settings, you will first create a provisioning package using Windows Configuration Designer. You will then edit the customizations.xml file contained in the package to include your power settings. Use the XML file as one of the inputs to the Windows Configuration Designer command-line to generate either a provisioning package or a Windows image that contains the power settings. For information on how to use the Windows Configuration Designer CLI, see Use the Windows Configuration Designer command-line interface.

The power settings are not visible in the Windows Configuration Designer UI but appear under the main Common\Power namespace. This namespace is further divided into various groups including:

  • Policy\Settings which includes the following subgroups:

    • AdaptivePowerBehavior
    • Processor
    • Battery
    • Button
    • Display
    • Disk
    • EnergySaver
    • PCIExpress
    • Sleep
    • Misc
  • Controls\Settings which includes the following settings:

    • LidNotificationsAreReliable
    • EnableInputSuppression
    • IgnoreCsComplianceCheck

The following example shows what your Windows provisioning answer file might look like after you've written it.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<WindowsCustomizatons>
  <PackageConfig xmlns="urn:schemas-Microsoft-com:Windows-ICD-Package-Config.v1.0">
    <ID>{7e5c6cb3-bd16-4c1a-aacb-98c9151d5f20}</ID>  <!-- ID needs to be be unique GUID for the package -->
    <Name>CustomOEM.Power.Settings.Control</Name>
    <Version>1.0</Version>
    <OwnerType>OEM</OwnerType>
  </PackageConfig>

  <Settings xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:windows-provisioning">
    <Customizations>
      <Common>
          <Power>
            <Policy>
              <Settings>
                <Sleep>
                  <SchemePersonality>
                    <Default SchemeAlias="Balanced">
                      <Setting>
                      <!-- Duration of time after sleep that the system automatically wakes and 
                           enters hibernate in seconds -->
                         <HibernateTimeout> 
                          <AcValue>1800</AcValue> <!-- 30 minutes -->
                          <DcValue>1800</DcValue> <!-- 30 minutes -->
                        </HibernateTimeout>
                      </Setting>
                    </Default>
                   </SchemePersonality>
                 </Sleep>
                 <Misc>
                   <SchemePersonality>
                     <Default SchemeAlias="Balanced">
                       <Setting>
                       <!-- Enables/Disables only WiFi connection during standby -->
                         <AllowWifiInStandby>
                           <AcValue>0</AcValue>
                           <DcValue>0</DcValue>
                         </AllowWifiInStandby>
                       </Setting>
                     </Default>
                   </SchemePersonality>
                  </Misc>
             </Settings>
           </Policy>
        </Power>
      </Common>
    </Customizations>
  </Settings>
</WindowsCustomizatons>

Use Powercfg.exe to control power schemes

You can use the powercfg.exe tool to control power schemes by providing the GUID or alias for the setting. For more information on how to use this tool, see Powercfg command-line options.

In this section

Topic Description

Adaptive hibernate

Adaptive hibernate supports triggers which eliminate resume to a dead battery, and provide a great Modern Standby experience by ensuring that the system remains in CS for as long as possible.

Power controls

Settings in this subgroup include settings that control the system's power and behavior.

Processor power management options

The Windows 10 processor power management (PPM) algorithms implement OS-level functionality that allows the OS to efficiently use the available processing resources on a platform by balancing the user's expectations of performance and energy efficiency.

Battery settings

Settings in this subgroup control the customization of battery actions and thresholds.

Power button and lid settings

Settings in this subgroup control the customization of system button actions.

Display settings

Settings in this subgroup control the power management of the display.

Disk settings

Settings in this subgroup control the power management of disk devices.

Energy Saver settings

Settings in this subgroup control the battery threshold and brightness when Energy Saver is turned on.

PCI Express settings

Settings in this subgroup control the power management of PCI Express links.

Sleep settings

Settings in this subgroup control sleep, resume, and other related functionality.

Other power settings

Settings in this subgroup do not belong to any other subgroup.

Legacy configuration options