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Get Other Power Settings Back: How To

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by mmoss2, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. mmoss2

    mmoss2 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    The only power option I really wanted to get back was High Performance. It appears that the power scheme is still there but it's just not visible in control panel Power Options or in powercfg when you list available schemes. I decided to try switching to High Performance GUID anyway just to see what would happen. Turns out it still works even though it's not listed as an option. Sneaky. Not sure if that was MS or Samsung ... but sneaky.

    HOW TO SWITCH TO HIGH PERFORMANCE:

    1. Open command prompt.
    2. Type (or copy and paste) powercfg -s 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c.

    At first I wasn't sure if it just showed the name "High Performance" or if it actually changed the performance settings. I can tell you that I use Stardock Multiplicity 2 so I can use my ATIV sort of like a second monitor - in "Balanced" mode it works very poorly and the mouse is jerky and jumpy, but in "High Performance" it's beautifully smooth. YMMV.

    If you switch back to Balanced, the High Performance setting will disappear again so I created a batch file that will automatically load the High Performance setting and pinned it to my task bar.
  2. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Thanks for the info! This works as you described and I've tried it out but I can't say that I've noticed any real performance bump though I've not tried the scenario just described.
  3. thierryb

    thierryb Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    for the 500T?
  4. e-schreiber

    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    It's possible to add 6 Power Profiles to the context menu of the Battery icon on the Systray. For that you need Regedit and the GUID of each profile you want to add. You can obtain the GUID of your profiles by typing in powercfg -list on the Command Prompt. Perhaps, combining this trick, plus the one from the first post, people will be able to get a smoother experience.



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    Edit: I do not own a Win8 tablet. I use this trick on my TM2 with Win7! Proceed with caution when messing with the Registry. I take no responsibility for any damage your machine may incur. :)
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2013
  5. mmoss2

    mmoss2 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    @heatlesssun

    I was thinking about this earlier today and realized that Multiplicity 2 doesn't really require much horsepower to run - it's possible the "High Performance" power scheme has some sort of WiFi tweaks that improve it's performance versus something like changes to CPU.

    @thierryb

    Yes - this is 500T.

    @ e-schreiber

    Unfortunately this doesn't work ... All of the power schemes are hidden in both powercfg and in Power Options. I did a full restore on Windows a while back and I copied down the GUID's before the subsequent updates wiped out the power settings. When I enter one of the GUIDs in powercfg, it turns out they are still there and can be set to active, but are just hidden.
  6. e-schreiber

    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    Then use those GUIDs you copied. If you can set them active, then you can use the Registry trick.
  7. godofwar424

    godofwar424 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    This works like a dream! Thanks man this really is awesome!

    I made a .reg file so everybody can enjoy this mod without having to manually modify their registry :)

    View attachment Battery Context Menu.zip

    Just double click on the .reg file inside the archive and when that's done you should be able to right click your battery system tray icon and see High Performance and Balanced options :)

    You should see them appear instantly, if not reboot :)
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    Osiris Scribbler - Standard Member

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    You can also manually over-ride the hibernate time/settings in that registry area as well if you feel your device is staying on connected standby too long.
  9. mmoss2

    mmoss2 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    High Performance is in the original post, here is "Power Saver" if anyone wants it:

    a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a

    I thought I had "Samsung Optimized" as well but can't seem to find it at the moment.

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