Windows 11 battery drain in sleep

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  1. fred2028

    fred2028 Sexy member

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    I have a new Asus Strix (specs in sig) and a fresh install of Windows 11 (not upgrade). Putting the laptop to sleep causes around a 7% battery drain per hour. This means overnight it's usually dead by morning.

    I checked the settings battery usage history and it shows nothing for the time it's asleep.

    Does anyone else have this issue? I'm curious how to debug it further.
     
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    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    Welcome to Windows 11 Live Beta.
     
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    Guess that means you need to Hibernate instead of Suspend if you don't keep it charging while sleeping.

    I don't even remember the battery drain in suspend mode being more than ~10% for extended periods of time. 7%/HR seems a bit greedy rather than green.
     
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    On xp\7\8.1 laptops, battery lasted a very decent long time in sleep. On my w10 (Dell Precision) battery evaporates. Looked into for a while wo finding any remedy.

    Using sleep, needed to add some 'hibernate after' to avoid often going flat. Now accepted that using hibernate is mandatory, with modern fast hardware no wake-up speed loss to speak of compared to sleep.
     
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    Here's the problem. A fresh install without properly loading the right drivers will cause significant power issues. So unless it came OEM install beyond that O/S one should do their homework properly before doing any new O/S. So if one did W11 beta this isn't a Final Release your asking for problems - if W10 was working what one did was do more harm then good. What you did should only be done when W11 is Retail final release otherwise your their DeBugging tester for them especially if this is your Main computer that is something I would advise from doing.
     
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