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    Win 10 Battery Hog?

    Hey Y'all I'll let you decide:

    Win 7 HP SP-1
    Win7SP1-BatteryBar.JPG

    Win 10 Home Build 10586
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    These readings were taken from my dual boot Dell Inspiron 1564 Laptop with a Crucial M4 240GB SSD while on mains power.

    Check out that Full Runtime value.

    Looks pretty damming to me!

    HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

    RG

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    I can only speak from my (limited) experience with Win10/64 on a new Surface Pro 3. When I first got it, battery drain was ridiculous. I tracked most of it down to a problem with the USB and shortly after that, a SP3 firmware update came along to fix that.

    BUT, it is erratic as heck. Sometime the battery drain when it's asleep is high and sometimes it's low. Sometimes I can work for a while without seeming to lose much power, other times I can't. If I were on the road a lot, it would really bother me, but I'm not.
    Graham Smith
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    "For every expert there is an equal and opposite expert.", Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)

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