Windows 8.1 Thinks My Laptop Is A PC

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  1. deepak2001

    deepak2001 MDL Novice

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    #1 deepak2001, Dec 2, 2013
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    Okay, my problem is that Windows 8.1 doesn't show the battery info at all.
    It was there in Windows 7 but when I upgraded to Windows 8, it was not there too.

    Have a look in the attachments. Even when I go to Notification Icons, the battery one is disabled.

    Kindly help me.

    UPDATE : 1

    I jut figured out something.
    This is what I did :-

    Device Manager>Right Click "Battery">Scan For Hardware Changes.

    After this, Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery started, and the battery started to work.

    But after a restart, It was again gone and I had to redo all the steps
     

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  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Let it run on battery only ?
     
  3. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    is there any custom energy software suite installed which is not displayed in the tray?
     
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  4. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Update driver.......
     
  5. deepak2001

    deepak2001 MDL Novice

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    Which driver specifically should I search for it?
    I don't have any other suit installed.
     
  6. pun

    pun MDL Senior Member

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    How about visiting the laptop's site and downloading all the software they provide? At least that way you might be able to force the OS to "recognise" the battery.
     
  7. deepak2001

    deepak2001 MDL Novice

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    Its not there. My laptop is Aceer Aspire Timeline 5830T.
    Even the ELAN drivers for the touchpad are not working.
     
  8. SkaterStu

    SkaterStu MDL Novice

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    #8 SkaterStu, Dec 2, 2013
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    Try IOBits driver booster, its free easy. Once you're done, uninstall it.. Worth a shot!
     
  9. deepak2001

    deepak2001 MDL Novice

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    I jut figured out something.
    This is what I did :-

    Device Manager>Right Click "Battery">Scan For Hardware Changes.

    After this, Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery started, and the battery started to work.

    But after a restart, It was again gone and I had to redo all the steps
     
  10. deepak2001

    deepak2001 MDL Novice

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    Not working bro
     
  11. deepak2001

    deepak2001 MDL Novice

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    Please amigos help me
     
  12. sunstar

    sunstar MDL Junior Member

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    Same preoblem with Acer Aspire 5750G

    but solved with updated bios :


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    BIOS Acer Fixes 'Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery' was disappeared in device management at B710 CPU. v1.13 5.3 MB 2011/08/29