One of Windows 10’s most useful features.
Out of every component in your notebook, the battery may be the most important. In previous Windows versions, there isn’t much information available when accessing your battery details but thankfully for Windows 10, there is now a tool that can give you details about your battery’s overall health.
The only catch is that the report can only be accessed or generated through the Command Prompt. It’s a fairly easy task if you want to know more about your computer’s battery life, so follow these steps on how to generate a report.
Open the Command Prompt as an administrator. You can do this by right-clicking on the Windows button and selecting Command Prompt (Admin).
Once the Command Prompt is open, type in the following command: powercfg /batteryreport
This command will automatically generate an HTML file that gives you a detailed overview of your notebook’s battery. It is normally saved under C:\WINDOWS\system32\battery-report.html so be careful when you navigate this folder since it contains important system files.
Once you open the report, you will see your battery’s current health, including how it has been used over time. In the case of my own computer, the battery was originally designed to handle up to 7 hours of usage by design, but now currently holds around 6 hours, which is still more or less okay considering this notebook I am using is almost four years old.
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