Exploring Windows 11 Advanced Power Settings for Optimal Performance

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Windows 11 Advanced Power Settings: A Simplified Guide

Welcome to this quick guide by me, Tracy, on how to navigate your way through the advanced power settings of Windows 11. After reading this, you should feel more confident in managing your computer’s power settings. Let’s dive in!

Why Use Advanced Power Settings?

Before we delve into how to alter your advanced power settings, it’s important to understand why they’re crucial. These settings give you more control over your computer’s power consumption, which can lead to improved performance and extended battery life. So, if you’re looking to optimize your system for either power saving or high performance, advanced power settings are worth exploring.

Accessing Advanced Power Settings

Windows 11 simplifies the process of accessing advanced power settings. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Right-click on the Start button and select ‘System’
  2. In the sidebar, click on ‘Power & Sleep’
  3. Next, click on ‘Additional power settings’
  4. Here, you can choose a power plan or create a custom one
  5. To access advanced settings, click on ‘Change plan settings’. On the next screen, click ‘Change advanced power settings’

Understanding Power Settings Categories

The Advanced Power Settings window breaks down all the settings into several categories, allowing you to tweak various aspects of your system’s performance. Here are a few significant ones:

Processor Power Management

This allows you to optimize your processor’s performance by changing settings like ‘Minimum processor state’ and ‘System cooling policy’.


Under this category, you can customize settings like ‘Sleep after’, ‘Allow hybrid sleep’, and ‘Hibernate after’, giving you more control over your system’s sleep cycles.


This category lets you control the display settings such as ‘Turn off display after’ and ‘Display brightness’ when on battery power.

Graphics settings

Windows 11 introduces the ‘Graphics settings’ category, which allows you to prioritize graphics performance or power efficiency.

Remember, any changes you make in advanced power settings can significantly impact system performance and battery consumption, so be careful not to alter settings you’re unsure about.

I hope this guide has helped you understand Windows 11 advanced power settings better. If you have any questions or need further clarification, feel free to contact me at My mission with is to make tech less intimidating and more approachable for all, and I’m always here to help!