Turning Off Bluetooth + Battery Life Question

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  1. Confuzzeled23 macrumors regular

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    Hey Everyone,
    I am using XP Pro under bootcamp on a Macbook Aluminum 2.0 Ghz. I was wondering if there was a way to turn off bluetooth to conserve battery life. Also, there is a major difference in battery life between Windows and OS X. In OS X I get about 4 - 5 Hours. Whereas when I'm in XP I get about 2 - 3 Hours. Is this normal?

    Thanks.
     
  2. sosaysiburke macrumors member

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    it could be because of the power options in windows have you checked that? but i was also intrested the blue tooth im not sure if its on or not by default . because i get
     
  3. sosaysiburke macrumors member

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    it could be because of the power options in windows have you checked that? but i was also intrested the blue tooth im not sure if its on or not by default . because my battery last a little less in windows because i selected preformance in the power preference
     
  4. omarjk macrumors regular

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    Sorry if this sounds patronising, but do you have bluetooth disabled in OS X mode?

    If so, perhaps it can switched off through Network Connections? I've never really thought about using bluetooth in XP but will try to find something to help you out.
     
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