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Laptop battery life not showing

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by iworld, Oct 7, 2008.

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  1. iworld

    iworld Thread Starter

    Nov 24, 2005

    I bought a new HP computer (model dv2828ca) and for some reason on Vista it shows the % of how full the battery is, but it doesn't tell me how much time I have left on the battery.

    I have like 4 battery's from older HP laptops, and all with different life expectancies. I would like to know, when I put each battery in my laptop how much time I have left until my laptop is out of battery.

    I tried installing a Vista widget which shows the battery % and it was advertised to also show how much time left until the batter is dead, but sadly it only showed the % and not the time left. I also hate widgets, but if it's my only option then can someone send me one that works? If not, can someone please show me a better/good way to see how much battery time is left?

  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    All of my laptops never showed time just the % of charge.
  3. SonoInc


    Feb 7, 2007
    yeah it's just percent that shows. Don't know of any programs that will give you a time limit.
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