Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Windows Vista Battery Saver

Thursday, March 20th, 2008 by | Filed Under: Uncategorized

Windows Vista Battery Saver

You may not be aware, but it is widely believed that the Windows Vista Aero interface drains the battery completely from your system. But, along with many others, I dispute this claim! Several users have asked me if turning off the Aero interface will help save a few precious minutes of battery life. Well, let’s go and find out!

It just so happens that there is a utility called the Windows Vista Battery Saver that will turn off the Aero interface and/or the Windows Sidebar when your battery appears to be low. Now, that may not seem like much, but it actually saves 30 percent of your battery’s life. Wow!

The Windows Vista Battery Saver is a downloadable utility and once it’s installed on your computer, it places a small icon in your system tray that will bring up the following Settings dialogue box:

You can change the settings as you please, but I recommend one in particular: “Deactivate when battery level is less than…” Once your battery’s life is down to critical levels, it’s helpful to turn off anything that could cause extra processor cycles (the Aero interface and Windows Sidebar, for example).

You can download the Windows Vista Battery Saver right here. Enjoy getting the most out of your battery!

~ Ramachandran Kumaraswami

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive