Here’s how to get your Windows PC Battery Cycle Count & Battery Health Percentage

Works great on Windows 10 and Windows 11

Buying a second-hand Windows PC/laptop and worry about its battery life/battery health? Or simply you just want to know your Windows PC / laptop battery status whether or not it’s time for a replacement battery?

You can make use of this simple yet easy to do guide to get a battery report generated from your Windows PC/laptop. Here’s how.

  • This article shows you how you can generate battery report from your Windows PC/laptop to get battery cycle count and battery health related information.
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Here’s how to get Windows PC Battery Health and Battery Cycle Count

Follow these steps to get your battery report.

1) Click on Windows logo / Start, type “PowerShell”.

2) Click on “Windows PowerShell” to open PowerShell.

3) Once PowerShell is opened (blackscreen window), type the following: powercfg /batteryreport.

4) It will then generate report into battery-report.html file on a path specific to your Windows PC.

5) Get the full path and open battery-report.html to find the battery report.

Under Installed batteries section, you should be able to see 3 important indicators, they are:

IndicatorDescription
CYCLE COUNTShows cycle count of your battery. The higher the number means more wear and tear to your battery. If you can’t see the CYCLE COUNT being populated, then you can make use of the 2 indicators below.
DESIGN CAPACITYShows the battery capacity in mWh (milliwatt hours) when it fresh from factory / when your Windows PC is totally brand new.
FULL CHARGE CAPACITYShows the current battery capacity in mWh (milliwatt hours). Apart from CYCLE COUNT, you can make use of FULL CHARGE CAPACITY / DESIGN CAPACITY to get to know your battery wear and tear. If DESIGN CAPACITY of your battery is 60,000 mWh and FULL CHARGE CAPACITY is 30,000 mWh only, that means your battery health is at 50%.
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Windows Battery Report: Battery Health & Battery Cycle Count

Bring it all together

Now you know how to get battery report on Windows PC/laptop, so hopefully you can make better decision whether or not it’s time to replace your Windows PC/laptop battery or in the case you are buying a second-hand Windows PC/laptop, you get to know the remaining battery health of the PC you would like to get.

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