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    Default How do I activate the Critical Battery and Low Battery audio alarms?

    Hi.
    Iím using Vista Home Premium SP 1 on my laptop and am fed up with the battery dying with little warning (the little symbols that appear over the battery icon in the system tray are not exactly attention grabbing).
    In the default Windows sound system there are sounds allocated to Critical Battery and Low Battery alarms and these work when I press the test button. However when I open Power Options by right clicking the battery icon I canít see anywhere that allows me to enable the said alarms. Where should I be looking?
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    Default Re: How do I activate the Critical Battery and Low Battery audio alarms?

    Unfortunately vista cannot do this

    You'll need to use a thrid party program:
    http://www.pctipsbox.com/laptop-batt...-vista-and-xp/

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    Default Re: How do I activate the Critical Battery and Low Battery audio alarms?

    Hi Blam

    Have you used this program personally and is it any good?
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    Default Re: How do I activate the Critical Battery and Low Battery audio alarms?

    Quite simple to use, does one thing really and that is play a wav when battery is low/critical

    You'll need to add it to your startup by dragging it into your Startup folder

    Blam


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    Default Re: How do I activate the Critical Battery and Low Battery audio alarms?

    OMFG even 98 has the battery low sounds etc
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    Default Re: How do I activate the Critical Battery and Low Battery audio alarms?

    Windows 98 has a feature for that, but doesn't actually have sounds for it - it uses the ding.wav file.
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    Default Re: How do I activate the Critical Battery and Low Battery audio alarms?

    you can try my volt program, it will nag you at 20% to plug in
    http://resistorhelper.no-ip.org/dwnl...meter9x-2k.exe
    not sure if it will work properly on vista give it a shot
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    Default Re: How do I activate the Critical Battery and Low Battery audio alarms?

    Thanks for the input folks

    Blam6 was right in his original post - see here: http://www.verboon.info/index.php/20...its-by-design/

    Also thye little bit of software he suggested works a treat - you can even replace the .wav files with your own recorded voice ones - it'll drive my wife mad so the weekend's got off to a good start!!
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