When not using my notebook for long periods of time, should I leave the battery in the laptop?

When not using my notebook for long periods of time, should I leave the battery in the laptop?

When the laptop is not in use do not leave the battery installed. The notebook will slowly discharge the battery. Total self-discharge may occur when the battery is left in storage, as the battery circuitry consumes power. DO NOT fully charge your battery when not in use or when being stored for extended periods of time. It should have atleast 40 -50% charge before being stored or when not in use for a long period of time. The battery should be checked every 3-4 weeks. If total self-discharge occurs, the notebook may not recognize the battery.