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Battery life?!?!?!?!?!?

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    Battery life?!?!?!?!?!?


    Hi. I run on windows 8. It is a great OS except for one thing that I need some help for. I can't find out where the battery life is anywhere! It isn't in the taskbar and it isn't in the Charms bar. It is really starting to annoy me now....
    I have tried going into the notifications area and changing the behaviour of it but that doesn't work either. This is what shows up. Please help me!!!!
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    Do you have the battery drivers installed?
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    No I don't think so
    Sorry I'm not the most computer savvy person....
    What is a battery driver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nambiaab View Post
    No I don't think so
    Sorry I'm not the most computer savvy person....
    What is a battery driver?
    It is software that communicates between the hardware (battery/charging hardware) and the OS. It is usually manufacturer specific.

    What model of laptop are you using (HP 6560b for example)? you can usually find the model name/number around the bezel of the monitor screen or on a label on the bottom of the laptop. I've seen some that put the model label info underneath the battery.
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    I have a Packard Bell EasyNote TS
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    Are there some numbers after the TS such as 13sb or 44hr?
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    I can't see anything on the computer itself so I'm afraid I don't know....
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    Here is the driver download section for Packard Bell. You can check here, but I'm not seeing a driver for this unless it is a part of the chipset driver or mgmtengine driver. I think maybe there is a setting that needs to be changed or a another application that might have taken control of the battery life and displays it elsewhere. I'll take a look for this and get back to you.

    Oops, forgot this.
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    I can't seem to find the link for it
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