08-24-2019 02:01 PM
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HP Laptop 17-by0xxx
Windows 10 Home 1903
When I got this laptop, I installed 8GadgetPack and AddGadgets Battery Meter. I know this is not supported but the problem I have is not with it, I think. It also affects the battery icon in the task bar.
At first, I would only get the battery Current Charge and Maximum Charge and a calculated battery percentage remaining. Same battery percentage remaining in the battery icon.
At some point I either changed a setting or installed a driver (I can't remember which or what setting/driver) and started getting Discharge/Charge rate, so I would get calculated time remaining, both in the gadget and in the battery icon.
Then, my hard drive failed, I sent it in for warranty repair, and got it back with a new OS installation and started over.
I cannot for the life of me figure out what that setting/driver was. Does anyone know how the OS gets the discharge/charge rate from the hardware?
08-24-2019 04:08 PM
You say you installed 8GadgetPack and AddGadgets Battery Meter. before ? Why not do this again ?
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08-24-2019 04:31 PM
I did install 8GadgetPack and the gadget again. The problem does not appear to be in the gadgets, but in whatever drivers pull the Charge/Discharge rate from the hardware.
The default taskbar battery icon is not getting this information either, when it was before.