“Consider Replacing Your Battery” – Windows 7 on HP Laptop

Last night I finally upgraded from Microsoft Vista to Windows 7 and it took 6 hours for the installation to finish. And now I am getting an error message “Consider Replacing Your Battery” even though it is plugged into the outlet and is charged 100%. The window also says “There is a problem with your battery, so your computer might shut down suddenly.” I’ve never had a problem with the battery during the past 18 months when I’ve been running Vista and now all of a sudden there is a problem with the battery. And it’s not just a fluke message bug because if I unplug it from the outlet, the computer shuts down after about 20 minutes. And apparently I am not the only one who has experienced this problem. There are multiple Windows 7 forums with several different threads about the problem. Apparently the only way to remove the warning is to actually replace the battery!

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprohardware/thread/c6c043e6-eeb1-4e61-870d-896ca2f865d6

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/18312-consider-replacing-your-battery.html

http://blogs.computerworld.com/15524/windows_7_consider_replacing_your_battery_error_class_action

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One Response to ““Consider Replacing Your Battery” – Windows 7 on HP Laptop”

  1. Jimmy on July 12th, 2012 1:53 pm

    Make sure you have all the correct win7 drivers for your machine. Keep in mind that Windows doesn’t always install the correct ones. Look on HP’s site for any updates to your machine’s drivers for your version of win7. Don’t forget to make sure to check what architecture you have (x86 or x64). I’ve even had it where I had to delete some sort of power management or battery drivers and then let windows detect them again. If you have another laptop to test your battery, that would help as well. Also make sure your BIOS version is up to date. Good luck!

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