Does reducing Windows performance increase battery life?

apoorv gupta October 18, 2012

Does reducing Windows performance increase battery life? Any tips how I can do this if so?

  1. N LKX
    November 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    basically, it does. batteries last longer if you are not running power-hungry hardware or softwares.

  2. Overlod Eyser
    October 23, 2012 at 2:14 am
  3. Siddhant Chaurasia
    October 22, 2012 at 11:12 am

    most likely it does depending on your ram and battery life

  4. Brian Mok
    October 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    As far as I know, yes, it does increase battery life. There should be a "power save" mode or something you could use.

  5. Priya Agarwal
    October 21, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Yes !!!Power Saving mode will reduce Performance and increases Battery life

  6. dhanunjayarao chunduri
    October 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    don't reduce the windows performance it wouldn't increase the battery life, But reduce the laptop performance from the task manager then you'r laptop battery life will be increases.

  7. ha14
    October 20, 2012 at 8:45 am

    increasing battery life will be limited, reducing windows performance may also reduce applications performance. There are some services and process that can be shutdown, you can try to reduce processor speed.


  8. Harish Jonnalagadda
    October 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    The screen is usually the comes that takes in the most power. So dimming it and also disabling any background tasks does make a slight difference.

  9. Raja Pradeep
    October 19, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Power settings > Power Saver mode

  10. Dimal Chandrasiri
    October 19, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    your question is a broad one to answer! please narrow it down so that we can give a specific answer! what do you mean by reducing windows performance?

  11. Deekshith Allamaneni
    October 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Reducing performance? You did not explain your question well.
    However, Let me answer to the nearest. To improve your system's performance replace bulky applications with lightweight alternatives. Example: Use SumatraPDF instead of Adobe reader.

  12. Erlis D.
    October 19, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Tune Up Utilies has a good power plan..
    You can manage your screen light, turning off of the hard disks, network connection etc.. both for plug-in & battery mode!
    What I can say is that, even if you use a power plan, still you will not get too much battery life.. Try it, maybe it will be helpful for you!

  13. Harry Barnes
    October 19, 2012 at 7:29 am

    yes definitely, use the power plan settings in control panel to switch between high performance, balanced, and power saver

  14. kumar raja
    October 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Yes.....! Balanced mode will save the power and performance will be better

    Power Saver will reduce Performance and Battery life will increase

  15. Blake Andreasen
    October 19, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Usually a darker screen, or turning off my wireless card will not affect my computers performance, although it will save energy. But underclocking your computers CPU does decrease performance and save energy, although it is more difficut than the power options built into windows.

  16. Rody Roon
    October 19, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Keeping your laptop cool, dimming its display, and enabling system hibernation are all good ways to prolong battery life; but in this guide we'll be focusing on hard numbers that illustrate the potential benefits of certain modifications.

  17. Yiz Borol
    October 19, 2012 at 1:25 am

    In general the only thing the "power saver"mode on laptops do is reduce backlight and have a smaller wait time before turning off the monitor and putting the computer to sleep.
    If you're on a plane or somewhere where you don't need/have wifi but want to conserve battery I'd highly recommend turning off the wireless card, this can be achieved either through a hardware switch on the side of the laptop or using the function keys at the top of the keyboard (it depends on the make and model of your machine).

  18. Drew Butler
    October 19, 2012 at 12:36 am

    1. Most laptops have a "power save" mode usually applied by clicking on your battery indicator in the taskbar. 2. You should make sure to "cycle" the battery (run the battery all the way down and then fully charge it) at least once a month. 3. Close any background programs that you aren't currently using(the icons for these are usually in the taskbar as well). 4. Close any widgets that you aren't using.

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