Windows 7 is undeniably one of the best operating systems Microsoft had released. It gained a good response from people which tremendously resulted to the higher sales of the said OS. Despite its success, there are still some technical issues or problems which constantly bangs it. One of which is the issue regarding Windows 7 can potentially ruin notebook batteries. Below is an article from ComputerWorld detailing the said allegation:
I, too, experienced a drastic change in my laptop’s battery life. Since I switched to Windows 7, I noticed that my battery life become shorter and shorter as time passes. My Compaq CQ20 laptop is still new (still less than a year from the date of purchase) however I was shocked about the early death of my batteries. At first, I thought it was caused by undercharging and overcharging (though such were really proven to deteriorate battery life) but now, I’m having thoughts that such activities were not the only reason for the death of my batteries. Maybe it’s because of the flaws of the operating system itself (though I’m not really sure about it). :)
So what do you think?
UPDATE: After extensive research, Steven Sinofsky has now explained on the Engineering 7 blog that the fault is not with Windows 7 – it really, really is your battery. Read his post here.