Power Options - Add or Remove "System cooling policy"

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

The System cooling policy power option allows you to specify the cooling mode you want to use for your system.

  • Active = Increase fan speed to cool first, and only slow the processor to cool as a last resort.
  • Passive = Slow the processor to cool, and only increasing fan speed to cool as a last resort.

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 Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

This could be handy if you wanted to set this how you wanted, then remove the setting to prevent other users from being able to change it in Power Options.

EXAMPLE: "System cooling policy" in Power Options


Here's How:

Note   Note
The .reg files below are for the registry key and value below.


Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove
2 = Add

1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. 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.



3. To Add "System cooling policy" to Power Options
NOTE: This is the default setting.

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



4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC Vista), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

That's it,



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Another great tut Shawn :thumbsup:


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