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Old October 11, 2010, 06:00 PM
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Based on some discussions I've had with SKYMTL, I'd suggest you do some heavy research WRT battery life + win7 on your particular model. There apparently is an issue upgrading to windows7 with some laptops that didn't initially ship with Win7. Best I can figure is that the power saving/battery life reporting feature of win7 writes something to the firmware of some laptop batteries which actually trashes the battery (even new replacement ones), and within a couple of weeks has their life down to something like 20% at best.

I'd personally be very leery about upgrading a laptop to win7 unless I could find definitive proof that the particular laptop doesn't have that problem.
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