With the release of the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, Microsoft is moving towards its goal as Windows 7 and 8.1 receives Windows Defender ATP support for giving users their methods to log onto their computers and applications.
"This new policy builds on the current High-Performance policy, and it goes a step further to eliminate micro-latencies associated with fine grained power management techniques", explains Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar.
Also, because Ultimate Performance mode is only geared for power users who work on seriously spec'd out hardware, this mode isn't now available on machines powered by a battery. "Insiders told us they wanted to be able to try out the latest app updates but be on the latest Insider Preview builds from the Fast, Slow, and Release Preview rings".
Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17101 (RS4) for Fast ring users, and Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17604 (RS5) build for Skip Ahead users, and the former has been specifically created to upgrade the experience on workstations running Windows 10 Pro by offering a new power scheme called "Ultimate Performance". Insiders who are in the Skip Ahead ring don't need to opt in to get these previews.
Users now also have more control over which Universal Windows Platform apps can access their full file system. Only a small number of Windows 10 devices might encounter error 0x80070bc2 or 0x80070422 when attempting to install the cumulative update. Just like other power policies in Windows, the contents of the Ultimate Performance policy can be customized. Nevertheless, the Redmond company is set to tune and evaluate the power plan settings on a continuous basis. It will not be available on battery-powered laptops.
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