How to Increase Laptop Battery Life with Microsoft Fix it

While there are many little tweaks and changes that you can do to increase the battery life of your Windows laptop, you may not be aware of the exact settings that can give you the most optimized battery usage. Well, now you don’t have to go the trial-and-error way to find out, which are the most optimized system settings for extending your laptop’s battery life.

Microsoft has released a Fix it solution to automatically tune your Computer for the best battery performance. In order to avail this solution on your Windows 7 or Windows Vista laptop, download Microsoft Fix it from this page by clicking on the ‘Run now’ button.

This will download MicrosoftFixit.power.Run.exe file to your Computer. Double-click on it to launch the application.

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Click on the ‘Accept’ button to go ahead and install Microsoft Fix it on your PC.

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In the next screen, select ‘Detect problems and let me select the fixes to apply’. This will give you a chance to see what changes the tool would be making to your system settings.

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Once the diagnosis is complete, you will be presented with a list of issues found and the corresponding fixes. Select the fixes using the check boxes.

In our case, we found two issues:

· Display brightness setting is too high.

· Time before the computer goes to sleep is too long.

And the fixes suggested are to decrease the display brightness and restore the default sleep setting for the computer.

Other issues the Fix it tool fixes when found:

· Screen saver is used instead of setting the computer to enter sleep mode.

· Power plan is not set to the most efficient power plan.

· Wireless adaptor in not optimized for power saving.

· Minimum processor state is set too high.

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Click ‘Next’. That’s it. The fixes will be automatically applied, and you can view a detailed report at the end by clicking on ‘view report details’.

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