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Poor battery life

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by fred2028, Aug 22, 2007.

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  1. fred2028

    fred2028 Thread Starter

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    This is the second time I upgraded my laptop to Vista from XP, and this time the battery life sucks.
    First time, battery lasted about 1-2 hours.
    With XP, it's 2-2.5 hours.
    Now, it's 30-45 minutes.
    How can I improve this life? Or does it improve with time as ReadyBoost and SuperFetch or something settles in?
     
  2. kama64

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    I would first just go through the Power Option settings

    Right-Click, the battery icon, and select power options, then select change plan settings for whatever plan, and then select change advanced power settings.

    See if you can find something

    Ive got a desktop replacement laptop, and i get about 2hrs

    my spec:

    Dell 9300
    2ghz Pentium M
    2gb Ram
    17" widescreen
    256mb geforce go 6800
     
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