Maximize Notebook’s Battery Life in Windows 7 & Vista

26 December 2010 By Sourojit

Are you finding it difficult to keep running your laptop for long hours on battery power? There are many processes in windows that takes up enough resources in Windows and hence need more CPU power which in turn consumes more battery.

Though it is not possible to close all processes but you can always close unnecessary tasks to save system power. By default Windows provide various power plans which can be used to save battery upto a certain extent but usually they do not help much. Aerofoil is a light weight application that can help you manage notebook’s battery life better.

Aerofoil provides you with actions like turning off windows glass effects, disabling sound and changing power plans for optimizing battery life. It is fully configurable and automatically acts on power source change. You can access this utility from the system tray to change the settings according to your convenience.

Features of Aerofoil:

  • Allowing you to manually disable Aero Glass.
  • Optionally managing Aero Glass user interface.
  • Optionally managing sound muting.
  • Optionally managing your chosen power plans.
  • Optionally managing Windows Sidebar.
  • Optionally showing a quick hibernate button.
  • Changing icon colour to show whether on battery or AC.

Download: Aerofoil

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