Thursday 2 April, 2020

Today’s Tech Tip: Checking your laptop battery power on Windows

We all know the time will eventually come. That time when your laptop battery can no longer hold power without being plugged in.

There is great freedom in being able to move around with your laptop and not having to worry about finding an electrical outlet to power up.

But that battery honeymoon seems to be but a flash, as you soon find yourself scoping out every building you enter for a comfortable position to plug in.

Many don’t see it coming and find themselves suddenly without the freedom that a healthy batter can give. This doesn’t have to be your reality however.  

Take a look at how you avoid that dead battery sneaking up on you if you are using Windows 7 or up.


Step 1: In the Start menu, type 'cmd' in Search

Step 2: Right-click on cmd.exe at the top of the Start menu and click Run As Administrator.

Step 3: In the command prompt type cd %userprofile%/Desktop and press Enter.

Step 4: Next type powercfg -energy in the command prompt and press Enter.


Now you have the power to never be caught off-guard again.

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