MS-DOS and Windows command line power command

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope
power command

The power command allows users to conserve power on computer portables.


Power is an external command executed by the power.exe file. It is available for the following Microsoft operating systems as power.exe.

Power syntax

Reduces the power used by your computer.

ADV[:MAX | REG | MIN] Reduces the power by monitoring applications and hardware devices. MAX provides the most power conservation, REG provides average power conservation, and MIN provides the least conservation.
STD Reduces the power by monitoring hardware devices.
OFF Turns off power management.

Power examples

power std

Monitors hardware devices and then chooses the best power procedure for each.

Additional information

  • See our power definition for further information and related links on this term.