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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Windows 7: battery management

Many people, and also I, attended Windows 7 because Microsoft promised very good usability also with netbook. In my opinion, a lot of user expectations are realized by last public beta of Windows 7, but THIS IS ONLY A BETA VERSION and many work will do before the final version.

I’m trying Windows 7 on my EeePc 1000H and a good surprise of new OS is the battery management. Before of Windows 7 I used Windows Xp on my netbook and the best work-time was 5h and 5 min. With the new OS,  it increases to 6h and 51 min. 2

These times (on Xp and on Windows 7) are obtained by this setting:

  • Minimal brightness
  • Wireless off
  • Bluetooth off
  • 10 minutes after start
  • Windows setting: power saver

The power saver setting disables Aero, if you enable it the time is not very different: 5h and 50 min.


Naturally this times decrease with a intensive work, however, they are very interesting: in fact the normal activity on this kind of pc is read or write a text file. One supplementary battery’s hour is very useful specially on travel when is not possible recharge the battery.

Read  also other posts that talk about Windows 7.




There must be a mistake, I don't think that 6 hours and 51 minutes are not too different from 5 hours and 50 minutes. Isn't it?


Instead, these times are true. Difference is big but initially I didn't realize this benefit because normally I use Asus Power Management that doesn't turn off Aero. A day, during a very boring FLAC lesson, I tried to turn off Aero and time raises by 1 hour. Naturally these times are maximum time.

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Wow, more than 6 hour! your eee-phone (without phone capability ;-) ) it's becaming very interesting now

PS "A day, during a very boring FLAC lesson" NO COMMENT!!!!!


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These is another windows fail. BETA VERSION???? It’s a joke?? If your product is not fully ended please don’t sell it.

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