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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by fadingdust on Tue 9th Feb 2010 00:16 UTC
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2009-11-05

Batteries degrade fast-- The funny part is how people have known this for years. I've heard the complaints myself: "My battery used to run for 2 hours, and now it's down to 20minutes."

Oddly enough, the MS wording is "recommended replacement."

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by Invincible Cow on Tue 9th Feb 2010 18:53 in reply to "Recommendations"
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2006-06-24

As you can see from the comments, for some people, the very same battery that suddenly runs down to 20 minutes with Windows 7 still runs 60 minutes with XP or Vista on the same computer.

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