Want to run apps without any restrictions? Follow these steps to disable the Power Throttling feature in Windows 10.
Windows 10 has a new feature called Power Throttling that limits the apps from draining your battery or using an excessive amount of power. As you can tell, this feature is pretty useful for laptop users where the battery life and power-on time is more important than the apps running at full potential.
That being said, maybe you are a power user and need your apps to run at their full potential to get the work done. In those cases, you can simply disable the Power Throttling feature.
Without further ado, let me show you how.
Change Group Policy
Group Policy Editor provides an easy way to change the Power Throttling settings. All you have to do is select an option and you are good to go.
1. First, open the Group Policy Editor by searching for “Edit Group Policy” in the Start Menu. Alternatively, you can also use “gpedit.msc” Run command (Win + R).
2. Once the Group Policy Editor has been opened, you will see a bunch of folders on the left panel. Expand the folder and go to the following location.
Computer Configuration → Administrative Templates → System → Power Management → Power Throttling Settings
3. In this folder, you will see a couple of policies on the right panel. From there, find and double-click on the “Turn off Power Throttling” policy.
4. In the policy settings window, select the “Enabled” option and click on the “Ok” button to save changes.
5. Though you’ve changed the policy, it is not yet applied. To apply the policy, reboot Windows. Once you reboot, the policy will be applied automatically.
That is it. From now on, Windows will not throttle your application even if you are using the battery power. If you ever want to power throttle and save battery, simply go through the process again and select the “Disabled” option in step 4.
Edit Registry to Disable Power Throttling
As an alternative, you can also use the Registry Editor to disable the power throttling feature. This is particularly useful if you are using Windows 10 Home version. Though the procedure is pretty simple and easy to follow, I recommend you back up the registry first. The backup will be helpful in the time of need.
1. First, open the start menu, search for “Registry Editor” and click on the result to open the Registry Editor. After opening it, go to the following location by expanding the folders on the left panel.
2. Now, right-click on the “Power” folder and select “New → Key”. Name the new folder as “PowerThrottling”.
3. Now, right-click on the “PowerThrottling” folder and select “New → DWORD (32-bit) Value”. Name the value as “PowerThrottlingOff”.
4. Double-click on the newly created value, type “1” in the Value Data field and click on the “Ok” button to save changes.
5. Finally, reboot Windows to apply the changes.
That is all. Power Throttling is disabled and you are good to go. To revert back, simply delete the PowerThrottlingOff value or change its value data to “0”.
Hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you like this article, do check out how to enable ultimate performance mode in Windows 10.