Surface Pro 3 Battery Life Problem

Landen Kovens

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I recently got a Surface Pro 3 for school, and out of the box it was amazing, with 9 hours of battery life. However, after a week or 2 of playing around with it, the battery life went from 9 hours to 3 hours. I am not sure if this is a problem with the computer or with windows 8, but I really need help fast, school is starting this week and 3 hours is just not enough! So far I have tried nearly everything with no success. I am going to reset my computer today to see if that helps!
 

mjmacka

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The reset will help determine if there are applications running the background that are taking battery. Here is a guide for how to test battery life in Windows 8: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/check-out-the-health-of-your-device-with-the-windows-8-battery-report/

The battery could potentially be degraded or damaged.
 

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