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Microsoft investigating Windows 7 battery warning issue

Microsoft investigating Windows 7 battery warning issue
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Microsoft has confirmed it is investigating a problem causing some Windows 7 users to receive incorrect battery warnings on their laptops.
The warning is triggered when a laptops BIOS detects a battery replacement is required. Windows 7 provides the following alert: "Consider replacing your battery. There is a problem with your battery, so your computer might shut down suddenly." One user who spoke to The Register claimed their laptop battery life had decreased from two hours to half hour and others posted their experiences in a
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The battery meter works FINE when both batteries (the main and the secondary CD drive battery) are inserted. However, the instant I remove the bay battery, the icon turns to a battery with a red x. Clicking on the icon, battery 2 shows up as "Not present" and the main battery goes from being "Fully Charged" to "Fully Charged - Consider replacing your battery." So I think it's not correctly resetting its percentages or something when the bay battery is removed.
Also, why is the standard "Low Battery Warning" set to 80%?! Is that also a bug?
Other than that, Windows 7 has been flawless for me. Hard to believe this is Microsoft software!!!
My computer is a Fujitsu T4220 Tablet Computer - about two years old.

New Battery Problem

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Recently the battery in laptop died (full charge would last about 15-30 min at best), so we replaced it. The problem is that Windows 7 still thinks the battery is dead, and immediately pops up a warning when the computer boots saying basically "warning, your battery has 4 hours and 30 minutes of charge left, you should change it or plug it in." Now, in and of itself, this wouldn't be a problem, but along with this, the OS will randomly hibernate the computer as it would to prevent data from being lost from a dead battery, only it never does it at 10%-15% battery, but rather 50%-90% battery.

New battery not detected

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I own a gateway nv5814u and bought a replacement battery for it.
I installed the battery, and now the indicator is blinking and windows 7 does not recognize the battery.
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Am using a Dell 1525, nearly 8 months old. Everything was running fine since i installed Windows 7 a week ago. An hour back i started get the "Consider replacing your battery" notification. Is it really my battery dying or software related issue? Cuz i found a lot of threads here which said it was the battery indicators problem.

Windows 7 install battery life indicator

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I just installed windows 7 on a laptop (around a year and a half old) which with windows vista got around an hour and a half, which was perfect for me (about a lecture's worth of battery), the battery life dropped to about half an hour and the indicator was telling me that there was something wrong with the battery, giving a 'consider replacing the battery' message.
I wonder if it is a genuine problem, or just a software issue (MS deny any problems, but tbh I'm not so sure). I haven't tried anything else, like a linux distro or something, but I wondered if something like that would show up any problems if they existed?

Consider Replacing the battery solution

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I m glad to tell you that i finally resolved the issue of "Consider Replacing your battery" without opening the battery or replacing the battery cells. My battery's last full charge remained on 9750 i.e 16% of the total capacity {44400} but after applying this situation, now it is showing the last full charge 20083 i.e. 45 percent of the capacity which removed the red cross blinking on battery icon as the battery is giving me a backup of 2 hours Still it haven't reached 100% and giving a great backup

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It's been over a year, and my 6cell battery is beginning to die out. I bought a 9cell battery for my XPS. So here's what happens when I plug in the new battery:
AC Charger with NO battery: Computer runs perfectly fine
AC Charger with battery: Computer runs perfectly fine
Battery with NO AC charger: Problems...
When I plugged in just the battery alone, I went into BIOS and saw that the system's date and time were screwed up; it was showing some weird date in the year 1901. With this new battery, sometimes the hard drive wouldn't load. For example, when I turn my computer on, I can hear the hard drive spinning, but after a couple of seconds, the whole system just...freezes.
I initially thought it was a problem with my hard drive, since a screen kept coming up saying that some of the Windows files were corrupt. I did a clean install of Windows 7, and even tried Vista, but still nothing. With Vista, the date and time would still mess up, and sometimes nothing would load. I even tried system restoring after booting from the CD drive, but I received an error message that I had no shadow copies to restore from. I tried starting up with another hard drive, but still had the same issues.
Right now I'm using my old battery, and I get the message "Consider Replacing Your Battery." Can anyone help shed some light on this issue? Does the problem seem to be with the new battery?

Battery read out problem

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When I plug my charger into my computer the battery icon in the bottom right reads the message "Consider replacing your battery" then below it "There is a problem with your battery so your computer might shut down suddenly".
This message only appears when the laptop battery is charging can anyone help is this the battery or windows 7.