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Laptop suddenly gets turned off at charging 45%

Mine is acer aspire S7-392-9890 model ultrabook and It is very new. I just received it yesterday! I am totally happy with it except the charging. It really put me in shock when it first turned off ...
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Why Windows 8 is giving low battery warning sometimes at 7%, sometimes at 10%?

My Windows 8.0 behaves inconsistently with low battery warnings. Sometimes I receive it at 7% of battery, sometimes at 10%. I thought it depends of current power plan, but settings of ALL plans are ...
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Power4gear purpose and value

Asus laptops have Power4Gear app installed. Beside usual "custom" settings like when screen dims, laptops goes to sleep etc, does it have any other purpose or value? For example, does this software ...
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35% Maximum Frequency in the Windows Resource Monitor

I have a problem with my CPU as it runs over 100% on battery yet it doesn't go beyond 35% when plugged in. Yes, I've checked power management options like a million times for high performance and ...
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Laptop shuts off after disconnected from power. How can I fix this?

As the question says, whenever the laptop is disconnected/removed from the charger, it goes into hibernate mode and cannot be "woke up" until it's connected to the charger again. I've tried changing ...
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System can't boot and start

When I updated my Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 my battery got submerged. Now the system can't start and it can't boot CDs. When I start the system it says: ...
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Wireless Internet connection not available in Windows 8

My laptop brand is ASUS, a few days ago the wireless connection was still working. This morning I pressed the power button and it did not start. I tried to take out the battery (my laptop is 2 ...
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How to enable battery indicator in HyperV guest OS?

I am running Hyper-V on my laptop, and I work in a virtual machine most of the time. How do I enable the Windows battery indicator inside my guest OS?
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How to force service or process to stop when running on battery

We are pure Windows 7/8 house, all users have laptops integrated in AD. What I'm trying to achieve is to stop specific services and processes from running while system runs off battery. I have in ...
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It seems Windows 8.1 killed my two T60 laptop batteries

Upgraded Windows 7 to Win8 earlier this year, and last week upgraded to Windows 8.1. (Lenovo T60) Had no problem with battery usage when on Win7 nor Win8. After about a week of Win8.1 on my system, ...
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How can I limit battery charging on a Surface Pro (2) or Windows 8(.1)?

Limiting the maximum amount that a battery can be charged extends its life. Historically, utilities for this have been provided by the manufacturer (i.e. on Sony and Lenovo). Does Windows 8 or 8.1 ...
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1answer
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VAIO Pro battery level not updating while using

Recently, a strange thing happens to my Sony VAIO Pro 13. When I use the laptop on battery, the battery level just won't change at all as if it's on AC adapter. Always 100%. Then suddenly, the battery ...
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How to display battery discharge rate in watts, Windows 8 + perfmon

Windows 'perfmon' utility allows to display graphs for different counters. One of them is Battery -> "Discharge rate" that can be spotted in the internet as a good way to examine battery discharge. I ...
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Windows 8 custom power plan keeps resetting itself

I just got a new Haswell laptop, and was experiencing very short battery life: about 3-4 hrs with minimal use. I knew this had to be wrong, so I checked the power plan, and found that "HP Recommended" ...
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What is the function/purpose of the pinhole on the battery of a Samsung Series 5 ultrabook?

Some background (not entirely relevent to main question): I can't find my specific model of laptop online but it has all the same specs as this excluding the touchscreen: http://bit.ly/18netZQ It's a ...
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Application to only partially charge laptop battery

I was wondering if there were any software packages out there that will prevent my laptop battery from charging above a specified level. I know there are propriety options out there for Samsung and ...
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Stop my computer from charging when the battery is full? [duplicate]

I've read online before that if you charge your laptop when it is full, it will eventually "wear out" the battery. Is there a way to stop my laptop from accepting any charge when its battery is over ...
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Windows 8 power icon

The power icon in my taskbar is disabled. When I try to customize by triggering the system icons on or off, that particular portion of power is also grayed so that I can't use it anymore... Then, I ...
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Dell Vostro 3500 battery life remaining missing from Windows 8?

On Windows 7 a Vostro 3500 laptop shows the battery life remaining, while on Windows 8 this information appears to be missing. The percentage is still available, but the life remaining is missing. ...
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Windows 8 ran in VMware doesn't know it's being run on a laptop

I'm running Windows 8 inside VMware Fusion on OS X; everything works fine, except as you can see below, I get no icon for the battery, i.e. Windows 8 doesn't know it's running on a laptop. That has ...
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What is the fastest way to see battery level in Windows 8 Surface tablet via touch?

What is the fastest way to use touch to see battery level on a Windows 8 Surface tablet? Currently it seems that I have to go to the lock screen to see battery level, but that is quite a bit of effort ...
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How efficient is Windows 8 in using battery power as compared to Windows 7 in similar power plans?

I'm very specific about the time my laptop battery can last as it is very important to me. Will my laptop's battery last longer with Windows 8 or Windows 7, both in similar power plans, considering ...
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Is there a way to automatically disconnect a notebook from the eletrical power-supply?

I know this looks like weird and useless, but let me explain... I'm running Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) to make some tests on Windows 8 Preview. One of it's assessment is the ...