How to test your Windows 10 laptop battery

In this video we take a look at how from a Windows 10 laptop, you can determine the state of your battery. This can be a useful troubleshooting tip, when trying to determine if you need to replace the battery in your laptop.

Notes: In order to create a Battery report in Windows 10 you will need to use the Command Prompt.

  • From the Windows 10 Desktop select Search
  • Now in the Search field type CMD
  • Select Command Prompt from Best match
  • At the Command Prompt type the following:
powercfg /batteryreport
  • When you press Enter on the keyboard, a battery report is create and saved to a specific location on your computer. Note down the location where the battery report have been saved to.
  • Close the Command Prompt by typing
exit
  • When you press the Enter key the Command Prompt will close
  • Using File Explorer, navigate to the location where your battery report has been saved to

Notes: The battery-report is presented as a html file. You should find that it will open if you simply double click on the file.

  • Open the file to display the report

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