Battery life on Macbook Pro with Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tonybeak, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. tonybeak macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2006
    I know there have been some fan issues, but has anyone tried to see how long the battery lasts with Windows XP on their Macbook Pro?
  2. chenwli macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2006
    It's 2 for me. (I'm installing drivers and softwares and a couple of reboot, so it's can be considered the battery life for heavy loaded work.) Not too bad and think the driver for power management will help by turn down the freq or turn off one core.
  3. macrants macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2003
    Same. Right around 2 hours. Also, it runs warmer than in OSX, but not insanely so.
  4. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    I wonder if Windows uses the hard drive more than OSX. I always hear the drive spin with Windows and it doesn't seem to matter how much memory you have. Probably a virus or spy thing running in the background.

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