When I clicked on it, I saw that the system was now providing information on the UPS charge just as if I had a laptop running on battery power, though the system is a desktop system. As the UPS was charging, I saw information on its charge state and when it was fully charged, clicking on the power icon in the system tray showed "fully charged" for the UPS battery.
Going to the Control Panel using Ctrl-Esc then clicking on Hardware, then selecting Device Manager showed "HID UPS Battery" beneath "Batteries".
Double-clicking on it opened a HID UPS Battery Properties window that showed "on American Power Conversion USB UPS" for "Location" under the General tab, so the operating system did recognize the manufacturer of the UPS.
Clicking on the Events tab, I saw that the driver name was
To configure the actions Windows will take when the battery power becomes very low, I went to the Control Panel, then selected System and Security and then Power Options.
The "Balanced" power plan was selected; I clicked on "Change plan settings". Then at the Edit Plan Settings widow, I clicked on "Change advanced power settings".
I then clicked on "Change settings that are currently unavailable" at the Power Options window, since otherwise I would be unable to change the settings.
I then scrolled down to Battery and clicked on the plus sign to the left of it, so that I could expand it to see the options within it.
The setting for "On battery" within "Critical battery action" was "Shut down".
I changed it to "Hibernate". I had previously enabled hibernation mode for the system as explained at Enabling hibernation on a Windows Server 2012 Essentials system.
I then clicked on OK, which took me back to the Edit Plan Settings window.
The Save changes button there was grayed out, but that didn't matter. When I closed the window and then reopened it and checked the settings going through the steps above again, I found that the option to hibernate when on battery for "Critical battery action" was set.
Created: Saturday February 21, 2015