Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Feb 2010 23:55 UTC
Windows The past few weeks or so, there's been a lot of interest in a supposed battery status report bug in Windows 7. After installing Windows 7, some users reported seeing "consider replacing your battery"-warnings in systems that appeared to be operating just fine on Windows XP or Vista. After extensive research, Steven Sinofsky has now explained on the Engineering 7 blog that the fault is not with Windows 7 - it really, really is your battery.
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Two issues
by Delgarde on Tue 9th Feb 2010 01:25 UTC
Delgarde
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Reading the post, and it's comments, there seem to be two quite separate issues people are complaining about. One is that W7 reports their battery as failing - well, that seems correct behavour, if this article is to be believed.

The other, though, is people reporting greatly reduced battery life after installing W7 - a fully-charged laptop might run for a couple of hours under XP, but less than half that under W7. That seems a bit more concerning...

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