Windows – Make computer shutdown if battery < 50%

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My original Dell battery died after one year, and I made the mistake of buying a new one from eBay.

The new battery starts from 100% charged and after 5 minutes drops abruptly from 95% to ~9-10%. Sometimes the computer doesn't even have the time to shutdown safely because it remains without enough power (and because of this I recently had to repair my Windows setup)…

So until I get a new battery, how can I force Windows to shut down automatically if battery reports less than 50% charge?

Best Answer

Control Panel > Power Options > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings

Then expand the Battery > Low Battery options