How to Remove ‘Consider Replacing your Battery’ Notifications and Red X in Windows 7



Windows 7  SP1 (Service Pack 1) adds the ability to simply disable the battery health warnings by unselecting ‘Warn me if my battery may need replacement’. To access this new feature, simply download and install SP1. You can do this by clicking on your start button, all programs, and then Windows Update (SP1 is listed as an Important Update).

The option can be accessed by left clicking on your battery icon in the tray bar (only once SP1 has been installed).


This is a follow up post from here

This post will take your laptop from this:


To this:


1. Click the battery icon, and select ‘More power options’.

2. On your preferred plan, select ‘Change plan settings’.

3. Click ‘Change advanced power settings’.

4. Scroll down, and expand ‘Battery’.

5. Expand ‘Low battery level’ and change the percentages to 7%.

6. Expand ‘Critical battery level’ and change the percentages to 5%.

7. Expand ‘Reserve battery level’ and change the percentages to 4%.

8. Expand ‘Low battery action’ and ensure that the values are set to ‘Do nothing’.

9. Expand ‘Critical battery action’ and ensure that the value for ‘On battery’ is set to ‘Hibernate’.

So far, we have lowered Window’s cause for concern when the battery’s level is low, and prevented it from hibernating at 17%, but rather, at 5%.  The next few steps will remove the battery tray icon and replace it with a less irritating one.

1. Click on the up arrow in the tray bar (near the battery meter icon) and select ‘Customize’.

2. Click ‘Turn system icons on or off’.

3. Set the power icon’s behavior to ‘off’. This will remove the icon from the tray.

4. Download BatteryBar here. After downloading, run the file and follow the installation steps.

5. Once installed, right-click on the task bar, select ‘Toolbars’ and enable ‘BatteryBar’.

Congratulations, you should now be free of all ‘Replace your Battery’ notifications!

22 Comments on “How to Remove ‘Consider Replacing your Battery’ Notifications and Red X in Windows 7”

  1. james says:

    thanks very much…..

  2. adi says:

    hi Brett,
    my case : i have gateway laptop, then when I disabled this message, the notebook can’t use the battery power and in seconds will shut down, so it is totally using electric only. How to check this is hardware issue or windows 7 bug ?

  3. karl anthony pacaco says:

    hi brett
    my case : i have gateway laptop then to the battery we have an x mark ang display”Consider replacing your battery” how i repair this ???… plss help :(

  4. Md says:

    Solutions :-

    simply update with SP1 pack win7, and there will be option avilable to untick the issues.. thanks………..

    belive in

  5. nithin johnson says:

    my btry drains out suddenly abt 15 will oly can wrk…hw i repair dis…if i update d spi w7..can i resolve dis prblm?

  6. Manzar Ali says:

    HI Brett
    i did same you described. now get rid of that cross icon but still my battery give 30 mints only.
    can u please give some suggestion to improve the battery backup time.

  7. I believe this is among the most significant info for me.
    And i’m glad studying your article. However wanna remark on some basic things, The web site style is great, the articles is actually great : D. Good process, cheers

  8. Whaayz says:

    Hi ! Thanks for your solution, But after we install Widows 7 SP1 what all my data, programs and many more has change? Now i have Windows 7 Professional at my notebook, What windows 7 SP1 will be change my software from Professional to SP1 ? ? Please your answer. Thanks :)

  9. collins says:

    Hi, There are multiple files in the link you provided. Which is which?

  10. tony says:

    10x 10x 10x so much dude

  11. Deepa says:

    thank you so much :) it really help me get rid of that red icon. thank you again.

  12. Salman Bashir says:

    Thank you so much….

  13. Marko says:

    Finally a proper solution! I didn’t even have to replace battery icon, after first step and system restart the red X just disappeared and computer seems to be working fine, not going to sleep at 98% percent anymore. Thanks a lot!

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  15. sasikumar says:

    hi i don’t know either i may download all the sp1 pack or few packs only,,. because if i select all the boxes it shows more than 5 gb.. so please help me to resolve this problem.. my laptop model is sony vaio vpceh25en and i m using win7 ultimate..

  16. Mike says:

    Thank you so much this solves my problem :)

  17. mjunvp says:

    thank you… its working

  18. afifah says:

    nice info. a month ago, i was really frustated with my notebook. because it showed red cross on the battery level. now, i can freely use my note book freely. really solve my problem !

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