Windows 8

Screenshots: Create a detailed Battery Report with Windows 8

It only takes a moment for the Power Configuration Utility to compile the Battery Report

In a moment, you'll see the Command Prompt window appear. Type the following command and press [Enter].

powercfg /batteryreport

When you do, the Power Configuration Utility immediately compiles the report and displays a message to that effect, as shown in Figure B.

Now, launch File Explorer, navigate to the specified folder, locate the battery-report.html file, and double click it. When the Battery Report page loads in your browser, you'll have to scroll down to see the entire report. As you'll see, the report contains six sections plus the header. To make it easier to look at the report in this article, I have divided my screen shot of the report down into seven images corresponding to each of the sections. Let's take a closer look.

Credit: Images created by Greg Shultz for TechRepublic

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1 comments
jblau
jblau

I keep getting error message that I do not have authority to run command.