Microsoft investigates low laptop battery life

February 2, 2010 3:45:51 PM PST
Microsoft is looking into why battery life on laptops is dramatically reduced when the computer is running Windows 7.Some users have been complaining on Internet forums that battery life has gone from normal to short after a laptop is upgraded from an older operating system to Windows 7.

Some users say their computers can only last 15 to 30 minutes before they need to be plugged in.

Others report getting a warning from windows urging them to consider replacing the battery.

Microsoft acknowledged Tuesday that it is investigating the issue.