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So when I first boot into my computer, I can't use the system tray power icon since it doesn't think that its a laptop. So in order to get the icon enabled I go into device manager and scan for new hardware it finds "Microsoft ACPI-Complacent Control Method Battery" and then I am able to use the battery icon. Does anyone know of a way to either make my system recognize the battery on startup, or a way to automate the "scan for new hardware" function in device manager since it is a big pain to have to do that every time I boot up my laptop (Windows 8 is my backup OS, I normally run Arch and it doesn't have any problem with the battery)? Thanks

Respectfully, Werdho

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Nope once I scan for new hardware it pops up and the setting is already set like that, it only comes up when you scan for hardware, so when I boot up its not there but the second that I scan for hardware it pops up. –  Garethj94 Dec 24 '12 at 6:31
    
Try Devcon, not sure it works with win8 or not. –  Lamb Dec 24 '12 at 7:20
    
Another way (workaround) is to have some script autorun at startup, to send keystrokes to the device manager. Will it be fine for you ? –  Lamb Dec 24 '12 at 7:22
    
Yeah that would be fine with me, but what do you mean send keystrokes? –  Garethj94 Dec 24 '12 at 14:36
    
bump bump bump bump –  Garethj94 Dec 29 '12 at 7:56

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