I work on a HP laptop plugged in most of the time, and after a few months the battery went off-duty.
Of course, I could remove the battery each time the laptop is plugged and replace it each time I must move to where no sockets are around. But I think that:
- It would be really BORING!
- The computer would not avail itself of the useful backup power supply a battery can provide in case of black out.
It should simply switch off the battery charging when a safe power level is reached (i.e. 95%) and start recharging it, not every five minutes, but only under a certain safe threshold (i.e. 40% - 50%).
In its energy-saving profiles, Windows 7 only allows for setting up screen brightness, screen fadeout, screen deactivation and the suspension, not managing any charging issue.
Is there a way to accomplish this?