Windows 7 Provides Netbook Battery Replacement Advice

I bought an Asus T1000HA netbook in January 2009 for the specific purpose of using it with Windows 7 (beta). This netbook has been running Windows 7 for nearly two years now. And, for most of that time, it was my primary netbook (having been recently replaced by a MacBook Air). I booted up the T1000HA this weekend and noticed its battery was losing its charge much faster than it had compared to a week or two ago.

Windows 7 notice the battery issue too, notified me via the power options status bar pop up, and suggested replacing the battery. I’ve had other notebook batteries get old and need replacement. But, this is the first time that Windows itself recommended battery replacement. It is also the first time I’ve had a battery go bad after less than two years of use.