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How to Generate a Laptop Battery Report for Windows 10 PC

Battery usage report will help you know more about the usage, health, and life estimates characteristics of your PC's battery over the lifetime of the system. Here will show you how to generate a laptop/tablet battery report for windows 10 PC.

Generate a Laptop Battery Report by Using Powercfg Command

The best way to find out if it's time to replace your battery is to generate a battery report.

Step 1: Open an elevated command prompt.

Press Win + X key to bring up Quick Access menu, then click Command Prompt(Admin).

Open an elevated-command-prompt

Step 2: If it prompted with UAC, click Yes to give a permission to run this app.

Give a permission

Step 3: At the command prompt, type command below, and then press Enter key.

powercfg /batteryreport /output "C:\battery_report.html"

Execute powercfg battery report command

You'll see a message: Battery life report saved to.... Then you can find battery report file and open it.

Step 4: Press Win + E to open Windows Explorer, then navigate to C:\ (aka the root directory). Double-click on a file labeled battery_report.html, open it in the default web browser.

Open battery report file

Step 5: You can view the detailed battery test report, which is made up with several obvious subsections.

View battery test report

There are two important metrics: Design Capacity and Full Charge Capacity. Design Capacity is how much power your laptop could hold when you unboxed it. Full Charge Capacity is how much it can hold now.

Tip 1: If the Full Charge Capacity is drastically lower than the Design Capacity, it's time to replace the battery.

Tip 2: Battery life estimates can give an accurate feedback for the usage of computer's battery life.

Battery life estimates