With just five days to go before Windows 10 begins its rollout on July 29, Microsoft and its major hardware partner Intel are working to fix some last-minute bugs, including one that can cut the battery life on some laptops by almost 10%.
PCWorld got a statement from Intel on their efforts to fix this Windows 10 battery issue:
"Intel and Microsoft are working to optimize drivers for battery performance on Windows 10 across Intel platforms," an Intel spokesman said in an email. "While we are working on technical optimizations, we have seen very minor hits to battery life but even the upper end of what we have seen is below 10 percent. Do know that we expect battery life on Windows 10 systems to be nearly the same as on Windows 8.1 systems once the final Windows 10 drivers have been updated and released."
While Microsoft is not expected to release new builds of Windows 10 before the launch date of July 29, it continues to fix bugs in the current 10240 build, including one that was released late on Thursday. PCWorld says there are rumors Microsoft could release a big "day 0" update for Windows 10 on July 29, along with updates for several of its Windows 10 apps. Microsoft would not confirm these plans, saying only, "A benefit of delivering Windows 10 as a service means we continue to offer ongoing innovations and security updates, continuously improving Windows 10."
Thanks to WPit for the tip!