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    Low Battery Notification does not pop up when battery reaches critical level after upgrading to windows 7

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      Low Battery Notification does not pop up when battery reaches critical level after upgrading to windows 7

      I upgraded to windows 7 recently and the battery notification does not work when the battery reaches it's critical level.  It worked fine with vista.  Before when the battery reached 25% the icon in the notification area there was a visual reminder and when the level reached 5% a pop up would occur.  Now with windows 7 I get nothing to remind me.  I checked in the power options where I can edit my power plans and the battery notification read that it was turned on.

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      Hi ejslate82,

       

      Welcome to Microsoft Answers.


      I would suggest you to follow the below mentioned steps and check if this helps -
      The icon might be hidden. Here's how to show the battery icon:

      1. Right-click an empty area on the taskbar, and then click Properties.
      2. Under Notification area, click Customize.
      3. In Notification Area Icons, click Turn system icons on or off.
      4. On the Turn system icons on or off page, under Behaviors, click On in the drop-down list next toPower, and then click OK.

      Refer to the below mentioned links for additional guidance on the issue –

      Battery meter FAQ – 
      http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Battery-meter-frequently-asked-questions

      How do I change low battery notification -
      http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/How-do-I-change-the-low-battery-notification

      Hope this helps. Let us know the results.
      Thanks, 
      Meghmala – Microsoft Support

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