- 4th February 2010 #1
Windows 7 Laptop Battery Problems
Windows 7 Laptop Battery Problems.
There are reports that Microsoft's Windows 7 the latest OS is having problems with laptop battery, many users started to experience battery problems early when windows 7 was released. Users claimed that windows 7 had damaged their battery its no more charging up does not work even in other OS, while some users reported that it will charge for few minutes and it will report that the battery is at its 100% mark and when they unplug the AC power it will last for few minutes and will shutdown the laptop the same issue they faced in other OS too after they installed windows 7.
Even users with brand new laptops also calmed that their laptops are not able to hold charge which is going against Microsoft claim that windows 7 would increase battery endurance. As per Microsoft the problem is in a tool which is used to decide whether the battery has been drained, or it is unable to hold charge.
Microsoft said that the issue is with system firmware, and they are working with hardware partners to solve out the issue.
- 4th February 2010 #2
No issues here on my DELL 1520. Infact with windows 7 my battery life as improved by 20% approx.
- 4th February 2010 #3
- 4th February 2010 #4
Yes, that's correct... I've read a similar thread in the Microsoft forum where hundreds were complaining about this issue where Battery is affected after installing Windows 7,,, Few persons reported that completely draining out the Battery once, resolved their issue.. Some left their Computer turned ON at the BIOS screen to drain it out... for some it worked even in Windows...
Also, the problem may be with the Battery Checker Utility or Driver supplied from your Notebook's manufacturer... Hence, it's advisable to reinstall it in the Computer to resolve the issue,
- 4th February 2010 #5
- 4th February 2010 #6
One may not believe this but windows 7 did mess with my PC's bios and also its Dvd drive. Its not opening CDs anymore and the problem just started to happen after my windows 7 installation. My computer was closing by itself. And time was also incorrect. Though now i have my issues fixed with formatting and reinstalling. But my Cd is not working properly though Dvd can be read sometimes. Its because of windows 7 cause only after window 7 installation this happened. Earlier i had vista and all things were nicely working.
- 4th February 2010 #7
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- 4th February 2010 #8
well me too having problems with my Dell 1420........i unpluged for 2 mins.....it showed battery as 95% remaining.......then i plugged back & within minute...it showed.....100% charged. i again unplugged & found that battery was arnd 95%.
i tested this thing many times & everytime same thing happening.
Updating ur bios doesn't help for sure.
U might wanna shut down ur machine & then charge it. this way win7 will not get into ur battery charging process.
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- 4th February 2010 #10
what u find funny in that?
anyways i've question for Dell Users.
have u installed qucikset on ur machine?
those who don't know about the quickset, its the application with the followinfg features:
1. Display brightness (may vary depending on your system)
- Ambient Light Sensor: QuickSet provides an interface to customize Ambient Light Sensor settings for your computer.
- Intel(R) Display Power Savings Technology: To save power on battery mode by adjusting display settings.
2. Radio/Wireless activity control
You can control the on-board wireless devices using the wireless switch (OR) the Fn+F2 hotkey depending on your system support. You can use QuickSet to configure the radios that the switch/hotkey would control.
3. Location Profiler:
Allows users to create profiles comprising of location dependent system settings. QuickSet associates Wired/WLAN/WWAN (on supported systems) connections with location profiles created and allows users to automatically/manually switch between these profiles. You can priority between Wired/WLAN/WWAN (on supported systems) connections. Depending on user configuration, lower priority connections would be turned off to save power
and optimize system performance.
4. Internal network card activity (depending on your system): The Internal Network Card will be deactivated when user goes to battery mode and the network cable is unplugged. Inorder to activate it, reinsert AC power source.
5. Wi-Fi Catcher(TM) Network Locator Configuration: QuickSet provides the interface to configure Wi-Fi bands or specific networks that the Wi-Fi Catcher should scan for.
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