How To Check Laptop Battery Health On Windows

[Use Command Prompt To Get Detailed Energy Reports]

Laptop batteries are perishable parts that can deplete in performance overtime. If the battery is too far gone, it will show obvious signs of depletion, but if it doesn’t you can still find out about the battery health by using your laptops inbuilt battery checking tool.

We have already covered this topic for Mac Laptops. To know how to do it on Windows, follow these simple steps:

  1. Run Command Prompt.
  2. Enter the command powercfg/energy (For Windows 7) or powercfg/batteryreport (For Windows 8,10).
  3. Wait till the command executes and the report is generated.
  4. Open the report in your browser and look for the “Battery Information” (In Windows 7) / “Battery Life Estimates” (In Windows 8,10) section.
  5. Here you can check your current battery performance by comparing the Design Capacity value with the Full Charge value.
  6. If your full charge value is lower than the design capacity, it’s an indication that your battery is depleting.
  7. If the difference is too much, then you need to start looking for a replacement battery.

With these easy steps, you will be able to check how your laptop battery is performing.

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Posted on : 08 Jun 2016 @ 09:30

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