Can't Save Maximum Processor Power State

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    I'm trying to configure my power saver profile for maximum battery life, so I wanted to adjust the max processor state in the power options to a lower value. What I found is that it doesn't retain the value I entered but instead reverts back to 100%. It retains the value when restarting, but if I change my profile to Balanced, for example, and go back, its back to 100% again. All other settings, to my knowledge, are still retained. Any ideas? I thought it may be administrator related, so I ran cmd as an admin and got into powercfg settings, but to change that specific setting it uses numerical keystrings and I don't know how to properly adjust it.

    Anyone else experience this?
     
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    I tried, but wasn't able to replicate the problem. I set the "Maximum processor state" to 90% for the "Power saver" profile. After changing to "Balanced" profile, with or without an intervening sleep interval, the Power saver Max proc state setting remained at 90%.

    It's entirely possible what I did is not exactly the same as what you had done. I'm willing to try some other sequences but so far my result has been different.
     
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    Thank you for taking the time to try it out. I don't know how far back this goes, as I set it soon after I purchased it back in early December and hadn't checked it again until recently, so I have no idea if its because of the botched firmware or, as I suspect, Administrator related.
     
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    Just posting the solution here in case anyone else comes across the same problem. In my case, it was caused by BlueStacks (the Android emulator); disabling it from operating at startup allowed the max processor state values to remain at the settings I set them to.
     

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