Shorter battery life in boot camp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by thaimyshoe, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. thaimyshoe macrumors newbie

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    I just got a new 15inch core 2 duo macbook pro today. I installed windows xp home on it. When I took out the AC adapter, it said a little more than 2 hours left of battery on a full charge.

    Anyone else have this issue?
     
  2. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

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    I think Windows is not as efficient and so it makes sense. I get shorter battery life in windows and my MBP also gets much more hot as well.
     
  3. Zadillo macrumors 65816

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    Outside of efficiency, I don't think Apple is including much if any power management stuff, etc. in Boot Camp just yet. So you probably aren't going to inherently get efficient battery life right now.
     

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