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vista - toshiba laptop - no warning shut down on battery

will Windows 7 upgrade fix problem ?
I prefer a audio warning
I generally not unhappy with Vista and love the toshiba laptops

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I don't think so.

It's not an OS function, it's a Toshiba program that does this.

Kees

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I've seen this.

As laptops age folk are stumped over battery issues. Let me sum it up.

1. Most laptops come with 300 cycle batteries.
2. This works out to about 18 months of LIFE if folk use the battery.
3. After 18 to 24 months what happens as the battery is old is going to vary with symptoms like yours being one of them.
4. Another old age battery issue is the battery that overtaxes the laptop motherboard and when a new battery is fitted, the new battery will not charge (hint? they waited too long.)
5. Now it is possible someone tinkered with the battery settings but this is not indicated in this post.

6. I doubt Windows 7 will correct items 1 to 4.
Bob

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(NT) thanks - if I find a solution I will post - buying new batt

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