How to Automatically Shutdown Laptop if Unplugged Power

Today i received an email from user that how can i shutdown my laptop if unplugged and installed Windows 7. Microsoft Windows 7 comes with lot of power management features and you can customize it according to your requirements. So here is the method to shutdown your laptop if you lose the AC power and laptop is on battery.


Type “Power Options” in Start Menu search text field and hit enter key.

Power Options Windows 7


Click on “Change Plan Settings” in front of active plan (Balanced, High Performance or Power Saver).

Power plan settings


Click on “Change advanced power settings”.

Advanced power settings


In the next window scroll down and find the “Battery” option, Expand it.

Power options battery


Expand “Low battery Level” and change the “on battery” value to whatever you want.

Power options low battery level


Expand the “Low battery action” and change the “on battery” option to Shutdown.

Power options low battery action

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14 comments… add one
Hassan July 13, 2010, 8:47 pm

that’s great.

Giga July 26, 2010, 3:07 pm

Yes its really great, i set the battery level to 80% and Hibernate the system instead of shut it down. Windows 7 is really cool with not only power options.

Bodil July 14, 2010, 8:36 pm

thanks for providing this useful tip regarding laptop automatic shutdown

Javi 88 July 15, 2010, 8:51 pm

Nice work keep it up

Kamran July 26, 2010, 11:52 am

This is really useful when i am not on my desk and electricity shut down, using this Windows 7 power management feature my laptop automatically hibernate / shutdown when battery comes to specified level.

Pacman July 26, 2010, 10:41 am

What is doing wrong? its not working on my laptop.

jooby September 9, 2010, 5:56 am

i haven’t low battery action and notification
its ultimate 7

trickYguY September 9, 2010, 7:31 am

This battery option is only available on Notebook computer not on Desktop computer, are you using notebook?
If you are using a notebook installed Windows 7, recheck “Low battery action” under “Battery” tree menu.

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