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Windows 7: Battery Life Time Remaining

26 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

Battery care provides both % and time in it's icon and if the time information is not directly available it has an option to calculate it's own estimate.

also you can disable the native windows icon and just show the single icon

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26 Mar 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Have a look at batterycare


I find the estimates accurate - plus it has many other useful options - and it's free
Useful little program, thanks.
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26 Mar 2010   #13

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).

Yes indeed, thanks barman, looks like a great little utility.
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26 Mar 2010   #14

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
I've got an ASUS netbook with fantastic and reliable battery life.

Power saver mode 6 hours, hi-performance 3 hours and on the ASUS the estimates are very reliable. Guess I'm lucky.
Not saying it's not accurate, just saying it's accurate based on ????? For example my Acer netbook has an "accurate meter", IF, emphasis on IF, I do the same thing continuously. If I start it up and it says 6 hours left, and all I do is have one browser open and just browse the internet, then yes it will last about 6 hours. If it says one hour and 20 minutes left, and I then decide to launch Netflix and stream an HD movie, turn on the bluetooth and make a long distance Skype call, plug in my ipod to USB to charge it, the battery is dead in less than 20 minutes. So "accuracy" is based on how it came up with that time and hoping it stays constant.
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28 Mar 2010   #15

Windows 7

Hi guys, I have an Asus laptop which keeps telling me that i have 10 hours of batt left despite my continuous usage. So while the % decrease every 30mins, the hour estimator still states 10 hours on the dot. The only time the hour estimator changes is when i reboot the laptop. Even then it fluctuates between 8 hours and 5.7hours. Mind you i don't actually do much other than using Office and the internet.

Any ideas?
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28 Mar 2010   #16

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

Sounds like a faulty battery (built-in software not hardware), if you try batterycare (see previous post) there is an option to use it's own calculation algorithm which may give you better estimates
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03 Dec 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Enterprise

Hi all
I've got a HP Pavilion DV6(i think its 3000) and it doesn't calculate the time remaining. I get about 3 1/2 hours battery life. Do I need to install software to fix this or just edit something? If you know please reply.

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23 Dec 2010   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

i have the same question, on my previous laptop i used to see both percentage and total minutes remaining without using a gadget, but now i cant see it on my HP laptop?
plus: i dont know why there are irrelevant answers to a question asked by lsufrontier why dont you guys start a new topic for your other issues?
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23 Dec 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit

Osiris Development - BatteryBar, the most accurate battery meter for Windows
Hello, I was wondering this too a while ago.
I myself also have a Compaq\HP laptop too.(It's about to be 3 years Old)
My computer doesn't have that feature either, so I got Battery bar. (Above is the link to it)
Buy I really didn't need it, so I uninstalled it now.
But it did work for me.
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08 Jun 2011   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thanks for that Barman58, very nice app that!
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