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HP and Microsoft worked together to fix laptop battery bug

HP ZBook 15 G6
HP ZBook 15 G6 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • HP and Microsoft worked together to detect if HP Battery Health Manager is disabled on laptops.
  • HP Battery Health Manager helps laptop batteries remain healthy in the long run.
  • The fix comes in the Windows 10 KB4583263 update.

HP and Microsoft worked together to fix an issue affecting HP Battery Health Manager within certain HP business notebooks. The fix detects if HP business laptops have HP Battery Health Manager disabled in their BIOS. The fix can then enable HP Battery Health Manager if needed. The update addressing the battery health issue comes in the Windows 10 KB4583263 update (opens in new tab).

HP Battery Health Manager is a BIOS-level setting available on several HP business laptops, including ProBook, EliteBook, ZBook, and Elite Dragonfly devices. The setting optimizes battery life by lowering the frequency of high state-of-charge. If left unmitigated, high state-of-charge can speed up battery swelling and aging.

If someone wants to disable HP Battery Health Manager, they can select "Maximize My Battery Duration" as a default setting. HP does not recommend disabling this feature, however, as overcharging can hurt battery health over time. HP's support website (opens in new tab) breaks down the feature further and lists laptops that have HP Battery Health Manager.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

1 Comment
  • This explains so much. I started thinking that there was something wrong with my laptop a while back when it stopped charging to full. No notice or popup that this feature had been enabled.