Add processor state options in Power Options

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Lately I received my new Microsoft Surface Pro. It’s an awesome device with very powerful specifications; it has an i7 Processor. The drawback of this is that this processor is a power consuming one when using the device on battery. I had the idea that it would be nice to reduce the processor power when using running on battery. To do so I had to change the power options. Unfortunately these settings weren’t available, so I was unable to reduce the power when running on battery. Fortunately there are registry keys to make these options available. Below are the descriptions om how to add or remove the “Minimum processor state” and “Maximum processor state” in Power Options.

Add or Remove “Minimum processor state” in Power Option

Open the registry and go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00\893dee8e-2bef-41e0-89c6-b55d0929964c

Add a DWORD with the name Attributes and assign the value ‘1‘ to Remove or ‘2‘ to add the option in Power Options.

There is no need to restart the machine; just reopen the Power Options.

Add or Remove “Maximum processor state” in Power Option

Open the registry and go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00\bc5038f7-23e0-4960-96da-33abaf5935ec

Add a DWORD with the name Attributes and assign the value ‘1‘ to Remove or ‘2‘ to add the option in Power Options.

There is no need to restart the machine; just reopen the Power Options.