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Windows 10 Adds New "Ultimate Performance" Power Mode For Power Users

Windows 10 Adds New

You are probably familiar with the power scheme in Windows if you are conscious about the performance and efficiency of your system, and Microsoft has added a new power scheme for Windows 10 Pro users called the Ultimate Performance in the new Insider Preview.

The patches are numbered 4074596 for Windows 10, 4074591 for Windows 10 version 1511, 4074590 for Windows 10 version 1607, and 4074592 for Windows 10 version 1703.

So what are the main changes in these fresh builds? Skip Ahead never "turned off" and many Insiders remained in Skip Ahead since joining at the beginning of RS4.

Those who have skipped ahead to Redstone 5 will begin testing the very first new features for the next update likely to arrive later this year (and those initial builds will be quite a bit wobblier than normal, as ever - it's the cutting-edge of testing here).

A few days ago, Microsoft started opening up individual app preview programs.




If you're a Windows Insider, do you plan to opt-in to any of the app previews? There is a new Settings page for File System Access that you can access by going to Settings Privacy to turn file system access on or off globally or select which apps should use file system access.

Also, the team noted that if you're already enrolled in the Skip Ahead portion of the Fast ring, you don't have to worry, as you're already receiving app previews, so this is really opening up this availability to even more people. Not all the apps will be the latest preview versions. The latest Windows Insider Preview builds for testers also include some emoji design updates to align with the standard emoji characters.

Considering this is built for demanding workloads, Microsoft has restricted this feature to Windows 10 Pro Workstations that often run server-grade hardware. Over on the Windows 10 Blog, Dona Sakar explains that Ultimate Performance mode "builds on the current High-Performance policy, and it goes a step further to eliminate micro-latencies associated with fine grained power management techniques".

The preview option for Paint 3D.