Article: Vista Battery Life Shorter...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Swordfish, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Swordfish

    Swordfish MDL Novice

    Mar 17, 2008
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    Hi volks!

    I've just read the article about Windows Vista shortening battery life and was wondering if Lenovo used SP1 for testing. Can anybody figure this out? What is your experience due to Vista with SP1 when it comes to performance and battery life?

    RFC! ;)

    greetz, Swordfish
     
  2. Alanosr4me

    Alanosr4me MDL Novice

    Mar 7, 2008
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    I thought it was my imagination, but I am pretty sure that my battery life is not as long since switching to Vista ultimate (even though I read the opposite is supposed to be true). I am strongly considering switching back.
     
  3. pecko88

    pecko88 MDL Novice

    Mar 14, 2008
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    Configure your pwer settings

    As I can see Vista has much better power menangment than XP you can setup 3 preconfigured powershemes, that has much more options than XP.
    So having more options to set powersaving scheme it is logical that the battery life will be longer if you have properly configured them.
    You can allso save your own custom power shemes besides the 3 default that you can configure.
    The trick is to use the corectly preconfigured powerscheme at the rignt time.
    You can easely change your curent powerscheme by clicking on the battery icon next to the Clock "bottom right corner" and choose the one you like.
    You can allso try this:
    1. Configure one scheme for max power svaing.
    2. Configure the other as max performance.
    Note. Use advanced option while configuring.
    And than look at your battery life and post back.
     
  4. pecko88

    pecko88 MDL Novice

    Mar 14, 2008
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