Envy 14 Battery Life Log

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  1. MagusDraco

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    it's somewhere one the first page of the owner's lounge:


    you need something like winrar or 7zip and then you right click on the exe and open it in winrar and extract it to SWSetup.
     
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    Just received my new battery from HP... seems to be fixed... showing 5.5hrs of battery life... but let's see what happens.

    I will keep you all updated.
     
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    Good luck... also, please report the discharge rate :)
     
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    Just curious...

    How long does it take to go from 0% to 100%.

    I am also familiar with the idea that the first 80% charge faster than the last 20% stretch.
     
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    Mine charges incredibly slow from 90% to 100%, compared to the rest.
     
  6. MagusDraco

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    90 to 100 it may be looking for the other battery (hey bios settings)

    also, my battery takes 'bout hour and a half to recharge. bit more than that.
     
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    Everyone who is having some trouble getting good battery life:

    Open up task manager and arrange by CPU cycles (click the cpu column). Now check to see if a process called wmiprvse.exe comes up. If you're like me, it would be eating up almost 23% of the CPU at a time. I'm almost positive it is related to HP wireless assistant which is just garbage. I uninstalled and now that's all gone. Seriously all that HP bloatware is terrible. If you want to disable bluetooth you'll need to disable it in the Device Manager

    Another thing I did was turn off windows Search Indexer which eats up idle cpu time indexing your files for faster searches. I wish I could enable that only on battery...

    If your computer is just sitting there and you don't have any web browsers open or anything, your computer should be idling around 0%... I would do some research on any process that makes it jump above 5%.

    Now my CPU is idling at ~0% and I've gotten a half hour boost according to BatteryBar [edit: make that an hour]
     
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    What wmiprvse.exe is... wmiprvse.exe Windows process - What is it?
     
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    Yes... and if you search that page for "HP" you'll see mentions of HP starting the service. It's not a legitimate instance of the service.

    I also disabled the HPWMISVC service in services.msc (notice the "WMI"). It is something that HP wireless assistant used and it's unnecessary to have and could have also been the culprit for that process.
     
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    Is it just me or does the Beats Audio Chip eat battery life like a monster when using the headphone jack?
     
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