Windows updates can occasionally cause problems. You may be looking for problemsbut it can cause hiccups. For example, after I installed a Windows Update last year, my laptop's battery stopped charging. My laptop indicated that it was plugged in, but at the same time I was told that it was not charged. Argh!
Luckily, I noticed that this problem was not unusual and occasionally occurred after a Windows update. And luckily there was a simple solution. So I could recharge the battery of my laptop when it was plugged in.
If your laptop refuses to charge the battery even though it is plugged in, you must do the following:
- Open the Device Manager by searching for it or right-clicking Click the Start button and select Device Manager .
- Click Batteries to expand the list. Two items should be displayed: Microsoft AC Adapter and Battery with Microsoft ACPI-compliant control method.
- Right-click on each entry and select Uninstall Device . Yes, you uninstall the battery drivers of your laptop, but do not worry, they will be automatically reinstalled when you restart your laptop.
- Shut down your laptop.
- Disconnect the power cord from your laptop.
- If your laptop has a replaceable battery. Remove him. My Lenovo laptop does not have a replaceable battery. I tried to skip this step, but it did not work. That's why I removed the bottom of my laptop and then disconnected the battery from the motherboard.
- Replace the battery when you remove it.
- Plug in your laptop.
- Turn on your laptop.
- Click the battery icon in the system tray and you should see that your laptop is connected and charging = "https://cnet4.cbsistatic.com/img/zmWu1Rn2pF9J67YEfZFJVTosHfU=/2018/05/22/f8ca9e56- 920b-4f53-bb7e-bfd5e6dd3657 / plugged-in-and-charging.jpg [19659021-charging”/>
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Reinstalling my Lenovo laptop's battery drivers and disconnecting the battery and then reconnecting it recharged my laptop's battery after it was plugged in. Depending on the manufacturer, the mileage may vary. If you have encountered this problem and found a fix other than mine, please describe your method in the comments below.
Here's everything you need to know about the Windows 10 update from April 2018.
Originally released on May 22, 2018.