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laptop dying in a matter of minutes

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:07 AM

i recently bought a laptop USED but ran just fine i tested it out with extensive use and it works but it had vista yes the bad os so i installed windows xp pro 64 bit and the battery dies really fast and i need this laptop to be mobile so it has to keep its charge

Could it be a driver or something

Edited by hamluis, 05 July 2014 - 09:51 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 11:06 AM

 Vista is not that bad.  It had some problems when it first came out, but it works very well when all the updates have been applied.  XP on the other hand is unsupported and has been since 4/8/14.  My advice is to go back to Vista or Windows 7, and make sure you have all the right drivers.  Re the battery, if it's older than 2 or 3 years, it likely needs replacing.  They have a charge/discharge life of 300 cycles.


Good luck.

Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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