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

    Feb 21, 2010
    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

    Jan 3, 2010
    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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