Posted by: Tony Bradley
battery life, Microsoft, power management, Windows 7
Following a spike in online reports that a growing number of Windows 7 users were reporting issues with battery life–either the actual life of the battery, or at least how Windows 7 was reporting battery life–Microsoft began an investigation, working with hardware partners to get to the bottom of the issue.
The results of that investigation seem to suggest, at least to Microsoft, that Windows 7 is working exactly the way it was designed, and that reported battery issues are simply accurate–meaning the battery does have issues or is dying–or that users are simply confused or alarmed because Windows 7 has better power management–including new alerts related to battery life that users are not familiar with.
There are still users who insist the issue runs deeper than that, though, and Microsoft is interested in hearing from those users to continue exploring the issue to determine what, if anything, the problem might be.