Windows xp battery icon not updating

A lot of laptop batteries actually have a more information to offer than Windows decides to give you, so it’s there but you can’t get at it.

What you need is a 3rd party utility to get hold of this extra information for you, and like most things, there are a few around to help get hold of it.

I ran a videogame so I'd check the GPU temperature.

I installed a new cooler fan on it but it wasn't compatible so it didn't cool.

I was rather surprised when, in spite of being plugged in and my Battery showing as being fully charged – 100%, the battery indicator icon showed the battery as being fully empty!

There are times we are confused about the actual state of our laptop battery.

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The accuracy of what the battery meter reports and what percentage of a full charge remains and how long you can use your laptop before you must plug it in, depends on several factors. Anand Khanse is the Admin of The Windows Club.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP.

Other than that, the laptop battery status and detailed information is pretty much non existent.

You might also get the battery model and manufacturer if you’re lucky.

If your battery icon is missing from the Windows 10 Creators taskbar, don’t worry and follow the tutorial in this post to fix the problem.

In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through 6 different ways to bring the laptop battery icon back to the notification area.

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