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Power4gear purpose and value

Asus laptops have Power4Gear app installed. Beside usual "custom" settings like when screen dims, laptops goes to sleep etc, does it have any other purpose or value? For example, does this software ...
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It seems Windows 8.1 killed my two T60 laptop batteries

Upgraded Windows 7 to Win8 earlier this year, and last week upgraded to Windows 8.1. (Lenovo T60) Had no problem with battery usage when on Win7 nor Win8. After about a week of Win8.1 on my system, ...
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How can I limit battery charging on a Surface Pro (2) or Windows 8(.1)?

Limiting the maximum amount that a battery can be charged extends its life. Historically, utilities for this have been provided by the manufacturer (i.e. on Sony and Lenovo). Does Windows 8 or 8.1 ...
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1answer
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Does windows 8 hybrid-boot consume more battery than the normal boot when my laptop is turned off?

I just bought an Asus Vivobook and I've noticed the battery life is not as long as they say in the specs. I'd like to know if the hybrid-boot is causing this or is something related to my laptop. I'm ...
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Application to only partially charge laptop battery

I was wondering if there were any software packages out there that will prevent my laptop battery from charging above a specified level. I know there are propriety options out there for Samsung and ...
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Dell Vostro 3500 battery life remaining missing from Windows 8?

On Windows 7 a Vostro 3500 laptop shows the battery life remaining, while on Windows 8 this information appears to be missing. The percentage is still available, but the life remaining is missing. ...
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Poor battery life Windows 8

I have an Acer laptop (AS4820TG, it's about 2 years old), and I recently installed Windows 8 to a partition I made on my SSD (now I'm dual booting 7 and 8). My laptop's always had pretty good battery ...
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Do live tiles continue to update when I'm not looking at the start screen?

If I glance at my start screen, do I need to wait a few seconds for the tiles to show up-to-date information? Or do they continue to update when I'm not looking at the start screen?