My 4 year old Dell Inspiron 15R's CMOS battery is running out (has run out ?). I know this because when I turn the laptop on it keeps on giving me 5 beeps till Windows loads.
I am sure replacing the battery is going to be the recommended practice, but I cannot get to it in the immediate future. What are the implications if I do not replace the battery ? I have never changed any BIOS settings so I have been using the defaults anyway.
I did read this What are the negative effects of a flat CMOS battery? question but wanted to be know if the same is applicable to laptops ?