How to Reinstall ePower Management on an Acer Aspire
By Robert Kingsley
Some Acer Aspire laptops come with the ePower Management application, which provides users with better control over their laptops' power profiles and settings. If you've uninstalled this application, or restored your computer, you'll need to download the installation files from the Acer support page. You'll need to know your Aspire's model number in order to get to the Downloads page. You can easily obtain this number with a quick command line query.
Get Model Number
Click "Start" from your Windows desktop and type "CMD" in the search bar. Click "CMD.exe" from the list of results. This will launch a Command Prompt.
Type "wmic csproduct get name" and click "Enter." Windows may need to install software before the Command Prompt returns your model number.
Write down the number that is returned as you will need it for later use on the support site.
Download and Install ePower Management
Launch a Web browser and visit Support.Acer.com. Click "Driver Downloads." A product selection window will open.
Click "Notebook," click "Aspire" and then select your model number from the list. This will load the software specific to your computer.
Select the "Applications" tab and scroll down the list until you find "Acer ePower Management Application." Click "Download." Save the file to your desktop.
Right-click the downloaded file and click "Extract All." Browse to your desktop and click "Extract." Windows will extract the contents of the download ZIP archive to your desktop in a folder called "ePower_Acer_V###.exe."
Double-click the extracted folder and double click the executable file contained within it. Respond to the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
- Using the ePower Management application can help prolong your battery life so that you can stay unplugged longer.
Robert Kingsley has been writing technical copy and procedural documents since 2007. He has years of experience with networking and hardware troubleshooting to help guide readers through their information technology-related issues. Kingsley received his associate's degree in computer networking systems from ITT Technical Institute in Woburn, Massachusetts.