Are you having problems with the battery life on your laptop?  Do you know if you have Windows optimally configured to provide the best power consumption?

There are a number of different options which you can set including the sleep timer, screen saver, display brightness, power plan, wireless adapter settings and the minimum processor state which all contribute to a longer battery life when configured correctly.

Microsoft have released an Automated Troubleshooting Services Fix It package which automatically detects these settings for you in Windows Vista and sets them to optimum values to conserve your laptop battery life.  Click the link below to find out more…

Power scheme settings for longer laptop battery life in Windows Vista

If you are running Windows 7, there is also a great page over on the Windows Online website which provides information on configuring your power settings manually…

Conserving Windows 7 battery power