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How to Check Laptopís Battery Health in Windows
Applies to Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10.
Laptop batteries arenít meant to last forever, in Windows there's a way to check your laptop batteryís health.
There are two types of batteries ó Lithium-ion and Lithium-polymer ó which are prominently used to power all new laptops worldwide, they function in the same way.
Each battery can only sustain a finite number of charge and discharge cycles, after which it starts wearing off quickly ó irrespective of the device being powered, be it a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
I'm sure youíre concerned about your laptopís battery health and how long does it have before youíll need to replace it.
In Windows user's can found out number of times a laptopís battery has been discharged and then charged to full capacity again ó giving you a fair idea of the usage ó and the higher the number, the closer you get towards spending on a new battery pack.
1. Open the Command Prompt by typing cmd.exe into Start Screen or Start Menu, right-click on cmd.exe, and open it as an administrator.
2. At the Command Prompt type following commands one at a time and press Enter key.
Youíll be prompted as soon as the battery report is ready. †You can find the report in your Desktop folder. Look for Ďbattery report.htmlí.
Double click the battery report.html file to open it in your default web browser. It will show your laptopís information, installed battery information including design capacity (original) and full charge capacity (current).
This information can be useful even if you need to learn how much youíve been working on your laptop for the past few weeks, months or years, or are buying a second-hand machine and wish to check the batteryís health status.
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