Microsoft has released an update to Windows 10 in an effort to help prevent some HP laptops from experiencing swollen batteries.
Some HP Business Notebooks began experiencing a number of issues related to HP Battery Health Manager. The problems could include performance issues, reduced battery life and, in the worst cases, swollen batteries.
Microsoft worked with HP to identify the cause of the issue and release a fix. The update changes the battery charging algorithm, which should address the issue.
“To address a configuration settings issue, HP worked with Microsoft to deliver an HP solution that detects if select HP business notebooks have HP Battery Health Manager disabled in their BIOS, and enables it with the recommended setting of Let HP Manage My Battery Charging,” reads the HP Knowledge Base. “With this setting enabled, the notebook dynamically changes how it charges the notebook battery based on usage conditions over time, improving the overall health and life of the battery.”
The update is a targeted fix and will only be available to impacted systems.