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]: Two issues
by leavengood on Wed 10th Feb 2010 02:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Two issues"
leavengood
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2006-12-13

Other than Malware, drivers are the number one problem I see when dealing with Windows and I suspect it is mostly that to blame for reduced battery life under 7 on a lot of machines.


It is pretty ironic, yet not surprising, that one of the top problems with Windows 7 is lack of drivers, since that is also the top problem in "alternative" OSes. I wonder when these hardware manufacturers are going to get it through their thick skulls that producing hardware and drivers which only works with Windows XP is stupid. They should at least document how there crappy hardware works so other people can write proper drivers.

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