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Multiple Copies of High Performance Power Plan Appearing

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Multiple Copies of High Performance Power Plan Appearing

    Hi, I am having an issue with 8.1 Pro I can't seem to find an answer for, so I'd thought I'd try for help here.

    After installing the 8.1 Pro update on a fresh install of 8 Pro, I only entered the Power options one time: to change the "high performance" plan to never turn off the display. (as I usually do when setting up windows)

    Today, I noticed my display turn off after a few minutes, so I went to see if something had changed my power plan. To my surprise, I have found that I now have over FIFTY copies of the High Performance Power plan! Many of them have different settings in minutes regarding when the display shuts off, and when the PC goes to sleep.

    I can't delete any of them, as windows apparently considers them ALL as default plans. If I didn't create these plans, how did they get there? How can I delete them? I know deleting default power plans is dangerous and can cause errors so I just want to get some good advice and hopefully avoid another re-install of windows.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1

    Have you considered starting off with a full malware scan because that just sounds too odd to happen by corruption alone? You might also want to consider doing a repair install if a malware scan doesn't find any issues:

    Repair Install Windows 8

    You could also try this but I have my doubts that it would fix your issue:

    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

    Good luck.

    One other comment: Are you by chance using Avast 2014 as your AV protection? If so, that has been known to cause power management issues but not to the extent that you are describing:

    Warning: Avast 2014 Causing Boot and Power Mgmt Issues
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