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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RE[3]: Two issues
by cerbie on Tue 9th Feb 2010 05:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Two issues"
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I'm fairly certain that, unless the manufacturer of your BIOS is an idiot, ACPI-based power management shouldn't really require any special drivers.
That may be, but there are tons of HP and Compaq notebooks out there that might qualify for having idiotic BIOSes, and require special drivers, often only available for Windows XP (and, often, even APM won't work, in Linux).

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