Date Added: Jun 2009
This paper outlines issues and solutions for advancing battery life for portable computers that run the Windows 7 operating system. It provides system design, power policy guidelines, and pre-installation configuration recommendations as well as test configuration recommendations. This paper is an updated version of the Mobile Battery Life Solutions Guide for Windows Vista. Many of the recommendations are the same for designing both Windows Vista and Windows 7 platforms for optimal battery life. However, to simplify reading, it provides a separate version of the guide for Windows 7. The Windows 7 paper includes optimization information based on new operating system features and validation utilities.