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Desktop Pc Thinks It Is A Laptop


I built two identical desktop pcs and with windows 7 home premium. Both are plugged into the same ups and i have not installed the ups software in either one. One of the two keeps shutting down and when i turn it back on i get a message that it shutdown because the battery was low. Also this one has a battery indicator in the tray at the bottom of the screen. The other machine does not have the shutdown issue or the battery symbol in the tray. I have tried various settings in the power management but cannot convince this thing it is a desktop and has no battery.

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