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How to Add or Remove "System cooling policy" from Power Options in Windows


The System cooling policy setting in Power Options allows users to specify an active or passive cooling mode for the system.

System Cooling Policy Description
Active Increase fan speed before slowing the processor.
Passive Slow the processor before increasing fan speed.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the System cooling policy setting under Processor power management in Power Options for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove this setting in Power Options.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Add or Remove "System cooling policy" in Power Options using Command Prompt
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "System cooling policy" in Power Options using REG file


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Add or Remove System cooling policy from Power Options in Windows OPTION ONE Add or Remove System cooling policy from Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "System cooling policy" in Power Options using Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Type the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

(Add - default)
powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 94D3A615-A899-4AC5-AE2B-E4D8F634367F -ATTRIB_HIDE

OR

(Remove)
powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 94D3A615-A899-4AC5-AE2B-E4D8F634367F +ATTRIB_HIDE

3. You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.






Add or Remove System cooling policy from Power Options in Windows OPTION TWO Add or Remove System cooling policy from Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "System cooling policy" in Power Options using REG file


The downloaded .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00\94D3A615-A899-4AC5-AE2B-E4D8F634367F

Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove
2 = Add


1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "System cooling policy" to Power Options

This is the default setting if supported by your processor.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_System_cooling_policy_to_Power_Options.reg

download


 3. To Remove "System cooling policy" from Power Options

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_System_cooling_policy_from_Power_Options.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn