There are times when your laptop requires a little oomph and pizazz in order to complete an important task.
The default Windows setting on your laptop uses a “Balanced” power mode that prevents it from running at top performance in order to extend its stored battery life.
Although this setting is generally the best one to use in most cases, you can change the power mode from “Balanced” to “Best performance” at the times when you really need the machine to run as fast as possible.
Just follow these steps:
- Right-click the Start button, then select Settings from the menu
- Make sure the System tab is open. then click Power & battery in the right-hand column
- Scroll down to the “Power” section and change the “Power mode” setting to Best performance.
- Click the X in the upper-right corner to close the “Settings” app.
Your laptop should now run a bit faster than it did before the change.
After you complete that important task, you can always reset the power mode to “Balanced” in order to make the battery charge last longer again.
NB: If you tend to keep your laptop plugged into its charger at all times (which is perfectly fine), you might want to leave the power mode set to “Best performance” since the battery life won’t be affected in any bad way.