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Windows 7: I have a question about my laptop

29 Mar 2012   #11
applepie

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Not actually being there, I can only take educated guesses. All I know is that those are symptoms of a dying battery. I do know that all new batteries should be charge, without interruption for 6-10 hours before use. You may want to consult your computer manual for the proper way to maintain the battery. This may be of help, also.
10 Tips to make your Laptop Battery last longer[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the link Richard.



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29 Mar 2012   #12
Katanyavich

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I can get about six hours out of this if I switch to the Intel graphics chip.

Less if I'm working it hard, obviously, or if I run the GeForce chip.

I was both surprised and impressed.

The battery is non-replaceable(?) but is intended to be turned off when not needed.

Saves constantly punching a charge at an already-charged battery when running on mains-power.
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31 Mar 2012   #13
applepie

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Katanyavich View Post
I can get about six hours out of this if I switch to the Intel graphics chip.

Less if I'm working it hard, obviously, or if I run the GeForce chip.

I was both surprised and impressed.

The battery is non-replaceable(?) but is intended to be turned off when not needed.

Saves constantly punching a charge at an already-charged battery when running on mains-power.
Thanks for sharing this interesting advice I'm so glad that I joined.
I'm learning so many new things here.
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06 Apr 2012   #14
applepie

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I had my question answered by the HP Staff,
Roger the agent said that since the battery is owned by the Microsoft Company that they are just guessing about what the battery percent is at he also said that the battery is normally supposed to last for for 3 hours.
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06 Apr 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

Thanks for reporting back.

Sounds like HP is referring to Win7 Power Management. Are you using that and not HP's Battery utility?

There are many useless HP utlities which have better versions built into Win7, as well as more preinstalled bloatware which can throttle Win7 if not cleaned up. Here's how: Clean Up Factory Bloatware - Windows 7 Forums
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09 Apr 2012   #16
applepie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Thanks for reporting back.

Sounds like HP is referring to Win7 Power Management. Are you using that and not HP's Battery utility?

There are many useless HP utlities which have better versions built into Win7, as well as more preinstalled bloatware which can throttle Win7 if not cleaned up. Here's how: Clean Up Factory Bloatware - Windows 7 Forums
I don't know what battery I'm using Windows 7's or HP's, but thanks Greg for sharing the advice about the: Clean Up Factory Bloatware I will print it out when I get my Canon All-in-One printer set up.
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02 May 2012   #17
didi768

Windows 7
 
 

Shoot. Just saw this. I did not charge my brand new laptop battery long enough, the light stays steady white so hard to tell. Did not turn on until this morning. I used it until the battery gave out this morning, so shut down completely and replugged into the wall outlet. Will let charge 7 full hours. Did I ruin the life of it being I didn't charge long enough the very first time? (yesterday?) I mean it was brand new, right out of box.
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02 May 2012   #18
gregrocker

 

Doubtful. Contact the battery's Tech Support to ask them if you want to be sure. All hardware should have a warranty and tech support to administer it.
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