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Battery Life

Updated: October 20, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

In this section, you will learn about managing battery life when you deploy Windows® 8 and Windows Server® 2012 on different hardware and software platforms.

In This Section


Managing Battery Life and Power Consumption Overview

Describes considerations that can help you to meet battery life goals, and lists common Windows® power policy settings that can affect battery life.

Set the Default Power Plan

Describes how to import a power plan and how to set a power plan to the active power plan.

Create a Custom Power Plan

Describes how to create a power plan by using Control Panel, how to export the power plan, and how to import the power plan on a destination computer.

Fine-Tune a Custom Power Plan

Describes how to configure a customized Windows power plan by using powercfg command-line options.

Test Battery Life and Power Consumption

Describes how to test power consumption.

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