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Windows 7: power supply

27 Dec 2010   #1
wots

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hi, i have a hp pavillion dv6 running windows7 home premium, why is it that my battery life is only lasting for less than 40 minutes when unplugged from the charger?


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27 Dec 2010   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

How old is the battery, and what is its capacity? An old battery is not capable of holding charge as efficiently or for as long as a new one, and there may be batteries with higher capacities available that will last longer on each charge.
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27 Dec 2010   #3
wots

windows 7 home premiium 32bit
 
 

its less than 12months old, and there have been many problems with power supplies and windows 7, its a hp pavillion dv6 so google that for specs on power supplies
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27 Dec 2010   #4
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Also, check your power management settings. You probably want to be in Power Saver Mode. If the display is not dimming on battery power that will eat up the power much faster than possible.
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27 Dec 2010   #5
wots

windows 7 home premiium 32bit
 
 

its on power saving mode, the internet is full of people having problems with battery problems and windows 7, would you like the links? hp say its an ms problem and ms say its an hp problem blah blah blah, can i have my money back?
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27 Dec 2010   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Lots of people say lots of things and most of it is pure speculation. You've got to wade through the muck when looking for information on the web.

If it were W7 that was killing your battery then it would be correctable in the Power Settings. Lots of people run laptops on W7. It will work. Did you try and expand those "Power Saver" settings and check to see what the sub-options are set to?

HP has had a major battery recall going on for quite a while now. Is your battery on that list?
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