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[2]: Battery Topic
by Carewolf on Tue 9th Feb 2010 11:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Battery Topic"
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Batteries are designed for being in computers on AC. So they are okay.

They do however lose capacity by being a full charge and by being hot (laptops on AC gets hotter than when on battery).

So if possibly you might be able to extend their lifetime by discharging them partially and removing them and storing them somewhere cold and dark. On the other hand, then they are not readily available when you do need battery in your laptop. Better just by a new battery every two years.

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