All of a sudden, while working on my laptop, I got the message in the title: Consider Replacing your Battery. Và it definitely freaked me out – even though I had been using the máy tính xách tay for a few years already, it was not an expense I was ready lớn make.

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But vì you really have khổng lồ listen lớn the Windows warning that tells you to lớn replace your laptop’s battery? That’s what we’re going lớn talk about today!

Further investigations on the matte showed that Windows thinks that there is indeed a problem with my laptop’s battery, warning me that the laptop might shut down suddenly and without warning.

This means that the battery itself is nearing its life cycle, but fortunately that doesn’t mean it is completely unusable. On the contrary.

I started getting the message above a few years ago & ever since, I have passed the same máy tính with its unchanged battery over to a relative that needed one & they are using it today without a problem.

Sure, after all these years and following the “consider replacing your laptop’s battery” message, the máy vi tính itself can only last – the poor fellow – around 1 hour on a full charge, but my relative has no problem just keeping it plugged in at all times.

The point here is that most likely, you don’t have khổng lồ rush khổng lồ change your laptop’s battery when you start seeing this message as you will probably be able lớn use the máy vi tính – even though not with optimal battery power nguồn – for years khổng lồ come.

Consider Replacing Your Laptop’s Battery: What lớn do?

You don’t see that often on a tech blog, but my recommendation is not to vì chưng much. The error message itself could be nothing but a bug – Windows has announced that there’s a bug in their battery reporting a couple of years ago & even though a fix might have been rolled out since, it could still be it.

So as long as your battery won’t instantly get drained after a charge & as long as your máy tính is not shutting down without warning, running out of juice… you should just ignore the message.

There’s actually a way for you to stop it from showing at all. Here is how to vị it:

1. Right click the battery icon on the Windows taskbar in the right corner & select “Power options”.

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2. In the pop up window that appears, select “Change plan settings” next to the power nguồn plan you’re currently using (in my case, High Performance), then click “Change advanced power settings”


3. In the new window, scroll down to the bottom where you will see the “Battery” option. Double click it to have it show you some of the settings, as seen below:


What you want to vì chưng is change the numbers that Windows uses to lớn trigger warnings:

Low battery màn chơi (on Battery): 7%Critical battery cấp độ (on battery): 5%Reserve battery màn chơi (on battery): 3%

This basically instructs Windows how to giảm giá khuyến mãi with your battery’s power và what to lớn consider “low battery”. It will also shut down and save your session if the battery’s juice runs down khổng lồ 3% (usually, that happens at around 7%).

This also means that you will have more time on your hand before the annoying messages appear and still enough battery juice for the computer lớn safely turn off without you losing data.

4. After making the changes above, scroll down to lớn “Low battery action” và select “Do nothing”. This means that you won’t get the “Consider replacing your battery” message when your battery goes down to 7%.

Also make sure that the “Critical battery action” is set to lớn Hibernate.

This will get you rid of the annoying error message you get in Windows.

If this still doesn’t fix your problem, here is what you should know:

As long as your laptop works just fine & it can still offer you as many minutes or hours on a full battery charge as you did when you purchased it, then your battery is just fine & you don’t really have khổng lồ replace it.

Even if your battery can’t offer the same nguồn because of its old age – as this is the most likely reason for the error message – you still don’t have to lớn worry a lot as long as you keep your charger nearby & recharge your máy tính as needed.

This does make your máy tính less portable, but it will still work.

Remember that using your máy vi tính constantly with the charger plugged in also reduces battery life in the long run, so if this is something you constantly do, you should try to lớn get rid of this bad habit & only plug it in when the battery’s running out and unplug the charger as soon as that’s filled up.

But don’t rush to lớn change the battery just because the system says so. In most cases it’s wrong và as long as you don’t have a real problem, there’s no need lớn fix it, right?

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