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This article describes how to display the Power Meter icon in the notification area in Microsoft Windows XP. You may want to display the Power Meter icon in the notification area so that you have quick access to Power Management features.
Note The notification area is located at the far right of the taskbar.
The article also explains how to use some of the features that you can access by clicking the Power Meter icon.
In Windows XP, you can use the Power Meter feature to monitor and manage a portable computer’s battery. You can monitor and manage the computer’s battery only on Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)-enabled computers and on Advanced Power Management (APM)-enabled computers.
By default, the Power Meter icon appears on the taskbar whenever the computer is operating on battery power. You can configure the computer so that the Power Meter icon appears on the taskbar at all times. This icon gives you direct access to the Power Meter feature and direct access to the Power Options tool in Control Panel. Additionally, you can select the current power scheme.
To add the Power Meter icon to the taskbar, follow these steps:
When you display the Power Meter icon in the notification area in Windows XP, you can use this icon to quickly access Power Management features, as follows:
Article ID: 909606 - Last Review: April 6, 2006 - Revision: 1.7