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: Battery Topic
by WereCatf on Tue 9th Feb 2010 09:22 UTC in reply to "Battery Topic"
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That's one thing I too have been wondering about. Logic says that the laptop would be smart enough to just stop charging once the batteries are at 100% and would let them sit idle until the laptop is unplugged...but then again, many vendors are known to just go the easiest route whenever possible and I've actually had a laptop which would start charging the batteries every 2 minutes when they dropped to 99%.

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