New Battery Icon Slider on the Microsoft Surface

Why do I only have a Balanced power profile?

Many Windows 10 portable devices (laptops) have locked-down power profiles. These systems have only a singular power profile, usually ‘Balanced’. 

Instead of multiple power profiles, there are multiple tiers of the Balanced power profile. A ‘power mode’ slider on the system battery icon in the system tray provides access to the performance tiers of the Balanced power profile, as shown in the featured image of this post.

Creation of power plans by third-party software is restricted. This will prevent the installation of the Bitsum Highest Performance power profile.

Although many of Process Lasso’s power plan automation capabilities are useless on these systems, other features, such as ProBalance, will continue to function fine.