Windows 10 no longer displays the estimated remaining battery life after the creator update. You only see a percentage when you hover over the battery icon – no time. Although it has its quirks, you may want to see it anyway.
Why does Microsoft hide the battery life estimate?
This information has been removed as it is only an estimate. This can change dramatically depending on what processes are running, how bright your screen is, and whether you are connected to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Your computer makes a sound estimate and displays estimated battery life in real time. It can fluctuate violently, and Microsoft seems to think that it is no longer useful.
Apple recently made the same decision for macOS. By default, both macOS and Windows only display the percentage of your laptop's battery, without knowing how long it will last.
Why is the estimate of my battery never accurate?
How to Reduce Battery Life
To restore remaining battery life in Windows 10, you only need to make a few changes to the Windows registry.  Default Alert: Registry Editor is a powerful tool that, if misused, can cause your system to become unstable or even inoperative. This is a pretty easy hack, and as long as you follow the instructions, you should not have any problems. However, if you have never worked with it before, you should read the Registry Editor before starting. Be sure to back up the registry (and your computer!) Before making any changes.
Open the Registry Editor by pressing Start and typing "
regedit ". Press Enter to open the Registry Editor and make changes to your PC.
Use the left sidebar in Registry Editor to navigate to the following key. You can also copy and paste it into the address bar of Registry Editor.
Computer HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Control Power
Here we will search for and delete some entries:
To do this, click with the right mouse button on the value
EnergyEstimationDisabled in the right-hand area, select "Delete" and confirm with "Yes". Repeat the process for the value
Then, right-click the
Power button in the left pane and select New> DWORD (32-bit) Value.
. Name your new value
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That's all you need it Close the registry editor and restart your computer. After the reboot, an estimated time is displayed while hovering over the battery icon in your notification area (also known as the taskbar).
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If you do not want to dive into the registry yourself, we have a Registry- Hack created that you can use. Download and unpack the following ZIP file:
Activating the remaining battery icon hack
Inside, you will find a REG file that shows the remaining time of your battery when you hover over the Hold the battery symbol. After extracting, double-click the desired file and accept the prompts to make sure that you want to make changes to your registry.
This hack removes the
UserBatteryDischargeEstimator values, and then adds the DWORD
EnergyEstimationEnabled which we talked about in the previous section. When you run the hack, the values of your Windows registry are changed. The other included hack disables this function and returns everything to the previous state, adds
UserBatteryDischargeEstimator values back to your registry and deletes
EnergyEstimationEnsabled . If you enjoy the registry, it's worth taking the time to learn how to create your own registry hacks.
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