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Okay, well, here's a quick synopsis of what happened.

I ordered a laptop. When I received it, the battery estimate was around 7-8 hours total usage on a full charge using Windows 7.

I tried out a Linux distribution the night after I got the laptop, and did a full-install of the Linux distribution. The Linux install only estimated around 5 hours battery life. Being this laptop is primarily to be taken with me to school/"on the go", I really would prefer to have those extra two hours, as it will make a huge difference for me.

So, I went and re-installed Windows 7. I put back all the necessary drivers, and all the power-management software the laptop had before. And now the estimate is only between 4-5 and a half hours at most, with the exact same power settings I had using the previous Windows 7 installation. I even had a technician from the manufacturer remote-access the PC and check out all the drivers and software, and said it was all fine. Even if I set the laptop to use the least amount of power possible, I'll only get just under six hours. I've tried the battery-drain/"reset" method, and that didn't help much at all.

Any ideas on what I could do to get those extra two hours of battery life back?
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The missing 2 hours are most likely caused by inaccurate readings when you first received the laptop.
OR the temperature of the battery was affecting the readings.

Only thing you can do is using the power-saving plan and make sure you aren't running any unnecessary software..



Tip:
WinKey+R and then type msconfig.
In there, click the startup tab and unmark EVERYTHING that doesn't have anything to do with drivers.
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Originally Posted by Bloodcore View Post

The missing 2 hours are most likely caused by inaccurate readings when you first received the laptop.
OR the temperature of the battery was affecting the readings.
When I first got the laptop, I used it and it did get about seven hours of pretty constant/normal usage.

The laptop is marketed to have "11 hours" battery life, so, realistically getting seven I was still pretty happy with.
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All I can say is give a new battery a try? But really though anything can affect battery life, i.e. heat, what programs your running ect. I never expect those readings to be accurate anyhow.
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