Windows Updates fail if battery is low or dead


  1. Posts : 3,502
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
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    Windows Updates fail if battery is low or dead


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    Credit TenForums member skynet3 in this post

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    SkyNet3 said:
    OK, I have found the issue causing my problem. I would NEVER believed this unless sitting in front of the computer doing this myself.

    The battery in the Laptop has not been charging for many years and always showing Plugged In / Not Charging.

    After loading 9926 and creating Local Account then laying 10041 right over the top(Upgrade), I was unable to do and Microsoft Software Updates, the error I kept getting was that I was in Power Saver Mode.

    I decided to take the battery out of the laptop then try the 9926 load and upgrading to 10041 and at that point I was able to install the updates.

    OK, i'm on a roll! Went back and installed 10041 from scratch with format and it let me create a Local Account and download/install Microsoft Updates.

    Who would have ever thought this would cause this type of problem.
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  2. Posts : 13,783
    Win10 Version 22H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #2

    Win10 is doing better recognizing hardware features or issues than previous versions of Windows, especially for Notebooks. I use an External USB mouse and when I plug it in Win10 automatically disables the touch pad and pops up a message it has done so.
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  3. Posts : 3,502
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
    Thread Starter
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    Berton said:
    Win10 is doing better recognizing hardware features or issues than previous versions of Windows, especially for Notebooks. I use an External USB mouse and when I plug it in Win10 automatically disables the touch pad and pops up a message it has done so.
    Yep, MS has greatly improved Hardware support since Win7 (which was very good) ... with the release of Win8, they told OEMs that they would run the drivers through their labs and changed the Qualified Hardware badge requirements from a notation to an enforcement. This was widely accepted as a good thing for everyone ... MS, OEMs, and especially end users.

    Interestingly though, I still have to set the option to turn off the touchpad when an external mouse is plugged in (AMD APU, Synaptics TP, Logitech mouse & KB).

    Installing Windows is really easy now-a-days. No longer do you have to fiddle with much of anything. The hardest thing is to get users to stop doing what they used to do and let Windows do what it's capable of doing. People still want to pre-allocate and format the drive (better to let Windows write to a raw drive, then partition it afterwards) and install drivers from the OEM site (ok if Dev mgr shows a device error after installing and running Windows Update).

    I am really impressed with how well device support from Microsoft works (it took me a while to let go of bad habits too .

    But the Battery sense seems to be a new wrinkle and as skynet3 discovered it can 'disable' Windows Updates.
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