Quickly Switch Power Schemes in Windows 7

Windows 7 lets you specify power schemes for your computer so that you can choose to run your computer at optimum power consumption suitable for your computer usage. But some people are not satisfied with just one power scheme and they need to switch between two or more power schemes. This is a difficult task if you go through the control panel and change power scheme. But using our little tool – Power Scheme Switcher, you can switch between power schemes easily and quickly. Here is how :

  1. Download powerswitcher.zip and save it somewhere in your computer.
  2. Extract the contents of the ZIP archive to a folder on your hard disk and double-click on PowerSchemeSwitcher.exe to run it.
  3. When the Power Scheme Switcher window shows up, you can see three buttons for each power scheme. Click on a power button for switching to the power scheme for which that button is labeled.

    Quickly Switch Power Schemes in Windows 7

    For example, clicking on the Balanced Power Scheme button will set the Balanced power scheme as active.

Power Scheme Switcher can quickly change your active power scheme in Windows 7, and saves you from going through the hustle of using around fifteen-sixteen steps in the Control Panel. This can be very useful and time saving tool for those user who need to change the power schemes on daily basis.


  1. It is an awesome tool, thanks for that! I do have one request though: it would be even more awesome if it supported a switch to set the power scheme on startup, so it doesn’t start with the standard balanced power scheme, but a power scheme of my choosing.

      1. Silly me! I hadn’t noticed it, but when starting the tool, the Balanced button is selected and thus I assumed it set the power scheme to balanced… So yeah, you’re right, it isn’t an issue.
        However, it looks like the tool just selects the Balanced button when starting up, instead of selecting the button corresponding to the current power scheme. I hope you agree that is a bit counter-intuitive and was the cause of my misconception in the first place. If you would consider making it so it reflects the current power scheme at startup, I would be much obliged.

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