Boot Camp's Effect on Mac OSX battery life?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by February1088, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. February1088 macrumors member

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    Hi I installed Boot Camp recently and am I just imagining things or does having boot camp installed (but not running it) reduce the battery life on me running Mac OSX? (Yes I know running Windows takes more out of your battery life, but that's not what I"m asking here)

    If I am wrong, would being "logged in" windows 7 cause this effect?
     
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    Having windows installed by not running won't reduce battery life in OS X, unless the hard disk is getting quite full.

    Running windows, however, will reduce battery life.
     

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