Users have complained of battery issues, including premature warnings that the power is exhausted, as well as more dire demands to replace the battery of Dell latitude d520 battery , for months, long before Windows 7 went final.Microsoft said it was looking for a common cause to the battery complaints. "We are working with our partners to determine the root cause and will update the [support] forum with information and guidance as it becomes available," the spokeswoman said.
Microsoft claimed that the problem was in the Windows 7 tool that decided when the battery had been drained, or was unable to hold a charge. "We are investigating this issue in conjunction with our hardware partners, which appears to be related to system firmware (BIOS)," a Microsoft spokeswoman said today for ThinkPad T60 Battery , ThinkPad T61 Battery referring to the firmware that boots the PC and initialises the hardware components. "The warning received in Windows 7 uses firmware information to determine if battery replacement is needed."
A very long thread on Microsoft's support site dedicated to Windows 7 battery problems kicked off in early June 2009, and remains active; more than a dozen new messages were posted on Tuesday, for example of Sony-VGP-BPS2A battery .While some users on that thread agree with Microsoft that the warnings are spurious, others believe that the new operating system has permanently crippled their batteries.
The legal challenge was filed today by Defenders of Wildlife, The Humane Society of the United States, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, Natural Resources Defense Council of Dell latitude d600 battery, Center for a Sustainable Coast, Florida Wildlife Federation, North Carolina Wildlife Federation, South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, Animal Welfare Institute, Ocean Mammal Institute, Citizens Opposing Active Sonar Threats, and Cetacean Society International.
"I have tried charging the battery while the computer is off or in another OS, and it does not work," said someone identified as "DanLee81" today. "It will charge for a few minutes, then stop for IBM ThinkPad T60 Battery ,ThinkPad T61 Battery The battery will say it's full when it actually only has a few minutes of charge, and when you take out the A/C, it will either last for a few minutes, or completely shut off your laptop. This behavior happens in all [OSes] after Windows 7 damages the battery, not just within Windows 7."
An inmate at the Floyd County Prison was charged with battery, obstruction and terroristic threats after a physical altercation with a deputy on Wednesday.According to Floyd County Jail records of Dell latitude d520 battery , Dell latitude d600 battery:Courtney Jamal Taylor of McDonough, was charged with felony obstruction of law enforcement officers, felony terroristic threats and acts and misdemeanor battery.
Prison officials stated that while being escorted down a hall by deputies, Taylor broke away and tried to run from officers. While deputies were attempting to apprehend him, Taylor allegedly struck an officer in the face several times with his fist for VGP-BPS2A battery . He also allegedly yelled that he would “come back and kill” the deputy he punched.Taylor was booked into the Floyd County Jail and later transported back to prison authorities.
Others reported that their batteries underperformed, even after they abandoned Windows 7 and returned their notebooks to running Windows XP or Vista, or switched to Linux of Dell latitude d600 battery . "Rolling back does not work either," said "Dreklia" in another message on Tuesday. "I feel rip[ped] off!"Users reported a wide variety of affected makes and models, including laptops from Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba.
In some cases, Windows 7 claimed that brand new notebooks were unable to hold a charge. "Until yesterday it used [to] state that I had 7 hours battery life after a full charge of Sony-VGP-BPS2A; today after a full charge, it states that I have 4 hours left," said "tigger1962" of a three week old Toshiba Satellite T110. "I've only had it on now 15 minutes and my charge has now gone down to 2 hours 24 minutes."
Laptop owners are not the only ones who have noticed battery irregularities in Windows 7. Last summer, reviewers for several publications and sites said that Windows 7 slashed battery life by almost a third when compared to XP for Dell latitude d610 battery. That ran counter to Microsoft's promise that Windows 7 would actually increase battery endurance.