How to check laptop battery health: Windows 8, 10
If you want to check your battery health, there's no need to download and install additional software, as Windows 8.1 already includes a small utility. Follow the procedure below.
To monitor the health of your battery:
- Click on the Windows logo open the command prompt by typing into the search bar: cmd
- Type the command: powercfg /batteryreport
- Press Enter
An HTML file named battery-report.html containing information about your battery will be generated in C:\WINDOWS \system32. Don't forget to enable the display of hidden files and folders!
You will be able to consult the related information about your battery life, including:
- The Design Capacity (the original max performance)
- The Full Charge Capacity (the current max performance)
- And more
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