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Windows 7: Battery Life Time Remaining

24 Mar 2010   #1
lsufrontier

Windows 7
 
 
Battery Life Time Remaining

I have a HP Pavilion laptop and when I hover over the battery icon it tells me the percentage of battery left but I was wondering if their was a way to get it to show me how much time I have left? I have seen other pc's with Windows 7 have this and I was wondering if mine can do this also. Thanks


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24 Mar 2010   #2
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Yes, here OrbLog

Scroll down, there are 2 different gadgets.
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24 Mar 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

IsuFrontier,

WIN + X


WIN denotes the key with the funny looking wavy flag on it.
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25 Mar 2010   #4
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

FYI, don't depend on that time.
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25 Mar 2010   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

The time has served me well. I'm not picky about the preciseness but occasionally need a ball-park of time remaining.
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25 Mar 2010   #6
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
The time has served me well. I'm not picky about the preciseness but occasionally need a ball-park of time remaining.
Having a ballpark is nice, but once my netbook shows 1 hour left, I shut it down completely, because 1 hour based on 1 IE open is far from watching 1 hour of video or multitasking. And 1 hour on a laptop can drain quicker than you may think even on sleep.
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25 Mar 2010   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Desslok,
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.
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25 Mar 2010   #8
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Have a look at batterycare

BatteryCare

I find the estimates accurate - plus it has many other useful options - and it's free
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25 Mar 2010   #9
checkerspa

windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the link Barman58.
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25 Mar 2010   #10
lsufrontier

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks everyone I was just seeing if there was any way to make it appear next to percent remaning at the bottom. Maybe HP does not support that function.
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