Windows 10: Windows 10 Destroyed my Battery Life

  1.    04 Jul 2016 #1

    Windows 10 Destroyed my Battery Life


    I, like many others, had Windows 10 installed automatically when I wasn't home. I'm not necessarily opposed to this except that it has OBLITERATED my battery life. As an ultrabook user, I primarily own my Lenovo T431s because it can last me days at a time, or at least one day of heavy usage (8+ hours). However, I noticed that since Windows 10 was introduced my usage time is not nearly the same. Just listening to music will result in 1-2 hours at best, even with dim settings. I have to count the minutes every time I take my laptop off the charger.


    I've read that MS is working on optimizing performance, but this is beyond optimization -- something must be actively draining the machine. Any thoughts?
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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.693
       04 Jul 2016 #2

    Hello oobio

    Welcome to tenForums!

    To investigate your battery usage please have a look at the following tutorial and work through the steps:

    Battery Usage Report - Generate in Windows 10

    Then you should also run the power efficiency report:
    Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report - Create in Windows 10

    Looking through these reports will help you identify at what times in the day the battery was drained the most, hopefully you can relate it to what you were doing. You may also find there are a number of settings you can tweak to improve battery performance based on the analysis.
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       04 Jul 2016 #3

    One of the items in the latest note from the Insider Preview coordinator Donna Sarker:
    Code:
    We’ve heard you and we are investigating decreases in battery life on older devices such as the Lumia 830, 930, and 1520.
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  4. bro67's Avatar
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    EL Capitan
       05 Jul 2016 #4

    ZTrucker, also doesn't Lenovo have a program that they use with their gear that maintains the battery and power settings. I know with my wife's Lenovo's that she is now on her fourth one from work. All of them have the Lenovo ACPI program installed as a part of their image that they install on the machines.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 4,519
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       05 Jul 2016 #5

    I don't know as I've never had one of their Desktops. I have the K450 desktop.
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