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Battery life on Windows 10


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#1 RbtCmpt

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 08:39 PM

I have a Acer Aspire V5 laptop. When I was running Win 8.1, the battery life wasn't great, but lasted about 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
Now that I upgraded to Windows 10, the last time I turned it on the battery meter said 52 %. Two minutes later, it was dead.
I just turned it on after charging it, and the meter read 98%, 1 hr 50 min remaining. I haven't touched it yet, and five minutes later the battery's down to 90 %, although it says that there's 3 hr 5 min remaining. When I do any work on it, the battery goes down drastically. Does this have anything to do with Windows 10?



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Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:10 PM

Probably the issue is with the background apps. Turn the ones you don't need.

 

Open Start

Click Settings

Go to Privacy

Go to Background Apps

Disable the apps you don't want running in the background

 

Also, try the power troubleshooter - link to instructions of how to open the Power Troubleshooter (It says its for Windows 7, but it works with Windows 10)


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