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How to Check Laptop Battery Health in Windows 8?
Laptop batteries can last a year to several years based on usage, and if you are always on the go, you may not be able to tell if you are not getting the life out of your laptop battery the way that you used to. You can get the information on your laptop battery health by running a command at the command prompt:
Step 1: Open Command Prompt with Admin
To open Command Prompt with Admin rights, you have 2 ways:
Method 1: Type "cmd" in the Search box on the Charms bar of Windows 8.
Method 2: Press the Windows key + X and then select Command Prompt (Admin).
Step 2: Run the Powercfg Command
In the Command Prompt, type the following command and press Enter:
Code snippet
powercfg /batteryreport
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This will generate a report called "battery-report.html" located in the "Users\Your Username" folder on your C: drive.
Step 3: Open the Battery Report
Open the "battery-report.html" file in a web browser to view the battery health report.
The report will show you the following information about your laptop battery:
Design Capacity: The original capacity of the battery in milliamp-hours (mAh).
Full Charge Capacity: The current capacity of the battery in mAh.
Battery Life: The estimated time that the battery will last on a single charge.
Battery Health: A rating of the battery's health, from 0 to 100%.
If the Full Charge Capacity is significantly lower than the Design Capacity, the battery may need to be replaced.
Tips for Improving Laptop Battery Life
Here are some tips for improving laptop battery life:
Use the power saving mode when you are not using your laptop for demanding tasks.
Turn off unnecessary features like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when you are not using them.
Dim the screen brightness.
Close any programs that you are not using.
Keep your laptop cool.
Avoid using your laptop in direct sunlight.
By following these tips, you can extend the life of your laptop battery and get more use out of your laptop.
Additional Information
The battery report also includes other information about your laptop's power usage, such as:
The average power usage of your laptop over time.
The power usage of individual programs and devices.
The power usage of your laptop's components, such as the CPU, GPU, and hard drive.
This information can help troubleshoot power problems and identify programs or devices that are using a lot of power.
If you are having problems with your laptop battery, you can contact your laptop manufacturer for assistance.

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