Computer Power & Battery Management

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How to Monitor Battery Usage in a Windows Laptop

Most laptops have a battery meter on the laptop’s case. Although such a thing is handy, you need more information, which is why Windows provides you with a software battery meter. [more…]

How to Set Low Battery Warnings on a Windows 7 or Vista Laptop

All Windows laptops can be configured to provide you with various low-battery warnings. Furthermore, you can configure Windows to automatically hibernate or shut down your laptop when the battery gets [more…]

How to Set Low Battery Warnings on a Windows XP Laptop

All Windows laptops can be configured to provide you with various low-battery warnings. Furthermore, you can configure Windows to automatically hibernate or shut down your laptop when the battery gets [more…]

How to Swap Batteries on a Laptop

Laptops don’t share a common battery size and shape. So, although you cannot swap batteries with another laptop user (unless they have exactly the same kind of battery), you can buy your laptop a second [more…]

How to Prolong Usage Time on a Laptop

There are a number of things you can do to get the most usage time out of your laptop’s battery. Here are suggestions for prolonging the laptop’s battery life: [more…]

External Devices to Get for a Laptop

The types of devices you can buy for your laptop can be lumped into two categories: portable and stationary. Portabledevices go with you on the road. For the laptop at home, consider some devices that [more…]

For Seniors: Managing Power on a Windows 7 Laptop

Managing battery life (the length of time it takes your laptop to run out of power) is important because without battery power, your laptop must be plugged in in order to use it. [more…]

For Seniors: Power Plans for a Windows 7 Laptop

A Windows 7 power plan can help you manage the battery life of your laptop. Windows 7 power plans have preset timings for actions such as dimming your screen or putting your computer to sleep. Managing [more…]

For Seniors: Customize a Windows 7 Power Plan

Windows 7 power plans can be customized to control precisely when the display dims or turns off, or the computer goes to sleep after a period of inactivity. By customizing a Windows 7 power plan, you can [more…]

How to Extend Battery Life in Your Laptop

As this video shows, Windows Vista lets you monitor how much charge your laptop battery has left and manage how that power is used in order to extend battery life. Removing your laptop battery when you [more…]
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