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Windows 7: Windows 7 and battery life


01 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Windows 7 and battery life

I know this is an advertised benefit of Windows 7, but now I can testify first-hand to the better battery life. I bought a laptop with Vista on it, and upgraded it to 7 today. I charged the battery before installing, and unplugged it soon after it started installing.

I haven't plugged it in yet. I have been using it for about 2.5 hours now, and the battery is at 73%.

Granted, it is a very good battery, but if this had been Vista, it would be at about 20% by now.

Windows 7 is a great OS, isn't it?

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01 Feb 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Hi Jonathan,

I think most Members would agree that Windows 7 wins hands down over Vista. I think that it is true that Vista should have never been marketed, in so many ways it was not ready. Windows 7, is basically Vista under the hood with additional features and benefits that should have been claimed by Vista. Your battery experience, for one, security, aero, driver availablity to mention just a few. Enjoy your new computer, Jonathan, and keep busy on the keyboard, helping us at the Forum.
Richard
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01 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes it is, as the next operating system will be even better hopefully. You learn from mistakes and make better things out of them. Although Windows Vista seems to be a fine operating system now, but is marked as bad for the way it began.
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