I had been having blue screens that seemed related to corrupt files on the OS so I grabbed a Windows 7 Ultimate with SP 1 download from digital river and set off to do an upgrade in place install of my laptop. Knowing that it would take about 20 hours since that is what it took to upgrade from Vista to Ultimate the first time I set off to do the repair. As it was still running I grabbed the laptop and took it on battery power with me to work where about noon today it finished. All seemed to be well until the end of the day when I closed the laptop and took it off the charger for the trip home. When I got home the laptop was powered off. Puzzled I start to boot and get a message that the battery is in need of replacement. Bear in mind that yesterday this battery would run for 2 hours. Today it is dead? I can't boot from the battery and if I pull the power cord the laptop dies. The desktop icon says the battery has 100%, but nothing about being plugged in charging like it did prior to the upgrade in place. I would rather have the blue screen back.
This is an HP DV7-1183cl running windows 7 ultimate with 4gig memory. I have run memory tests and so forth prior to the upgrade. I can't find a battery charging application on the HP website for the system. I'm out of ideas. If it was a clients system I'd do a clean install, but I really don't want to face 30-40 hours of reinstalling all my software.