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How to Show the Minimum or Maximum Processor State in the Power Options Menu on Windows

Have you ever tried to tweak the minimum and maximum processor states on your Windows PC, only to find them hidden? Or perhaps you want to hide the options to prevent others from tampering with them?

Whichever you’re trying to do, we’re here to help by showing you how to add or remove them in the Power Options menu.

How to Show or Hide the Minimum or Maximum Processor State Using Command Prompt

To use Command Prompt to show or hide these power states, press Win + R to open Windows Run. Then, enter cmd in the text box and hit the Enter key on your keyboard. You can also use one of the many ways to open the Command Prompt on Windows.

Cmd in Run

To show the minimum processor state, enter the below command:


powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 893dee8e-2bef-41e0-89c6-b55d0929964c -ATTRIB_HIDE

To hide the minimum processor state, enter the below command:


powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR 893dee8e-2bef-41e0-89c6-b55d0929964c +ATTRIB_HIDE

To show the maximum processor state, enter the below command:


powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR bc5038f7-23e0-4960-96da-33abaf5935ec -ATTRIB_HIDE

To hide the maximum processor state, enter the below command:


powercfg -attributes SUB_PROCESSOR bc5038f7-23e0-4960-96da-33abaf5935ec +ATTRIB_HIDE

After you have typed in the command you want in the CMD window, hit the Enter key on your keyboard to run it.

How to Show or Hide the Minimum or Maximum Processor State Using the Registry Editor

You can also show or hide these options using the Registry Editor. However, before you do so, create a restore point as a backup in case you make a mistake and need to return your Windows computer to a previously-working state. Check out how to create a restore point in Command Prompt for more information.

After creating the system restore point, press Win + R to open the Run dialog box. Then, enter regedit in the text box and hit the Enter key to open the Registry Editor.

Regedit in Run

On the UAC prompt, click Yes to continue.

To get to the key for the minimum processor state in the Registry editor, copy and paste the following file path into the Registry Editor’s address bar and hit Enter:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00\bc5038f7-23e0-4960-96da-33abaf5935ec

Right-click the Attributes value in the right panel and select Modify.

modifying the attributes value in the windows registry editor

Then, set Value data to 1 to hide the minimum processor state. To show it, set Value data to 2.

modifying the attributes dword in the windows registry editor

For the maximum processor state, enter the below file path in the Registry Editor’s address bar to get to its key:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00\893dee8e-2bef-41e0-89c6-b55d0929964c

Double-click the Attributes entry to modify it, and then change Value data to 1 to hide the maximum processor state or 2 to show it.

Add or Remove the Minimum and Maximum Processor States From Power Options

Setting the minimum or maximum processor state on your Windows computer is vital to helping you get the performance you want from it. If you can’t see these options in the Power Options menu, you can easily reveal them with either Command Prompt or the Registry Editor. And after you’re done tweaking the states, you can hide them for their protection.

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