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Windows 7: Battery "Desktop mode" won't allow charge past 50%

04 Dec 2016   #1

Windows Home Premium 64bit
Battery "Desktop mode" won't allow charge past 50%

Hello Sevenforums!

I have used the search function but haven't been able to find a useful answer to my problem, so i'm taking my chances;

The problem is occurring on my Lenovo G580 Laptop - originally with Windows 7 preinstalled and Lenovo Solutions center, which had a setting to increase the battery lungevity by only charging it to 50% and then running directly off the power cord from there.

The problem however, is that in the mean time i've installed a new HDD because the old one broke down, and am now stuck with this battery setting and no knowledge of how to disable it again. I have tried to reinstall the Lenovo Software on the Windows 10 installation, but have either found a bad installer or had problems running the program, since i am not able to use and/or access said battery management settings, depending on my method of installation.

Is there some BIOS/Windows setting or anything else i can use to reverse the battery saver mode?

Sincerely; Nicklas Tegewaldt

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04 Dec 2016   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

It came with Win 7 and you installed win 10. Correct?
As the battery charger is controlled by a specific Lenovo driver, you must install the Lenovo program that control the battery charge. It may be that the Lenovo program only has the Win 7 driver and it don't work on Win 10.
You should ask for Lenovo help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2016   #3

Windows Home Premium 64bit

So i should assume that this can only be done via the appropriate Lenovo software?
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