Originally Posted by james888
Does not work.
I just got this installed an hour ago. Was an absolute pain since I had to delete all my partitions. That took me awhile but finally I got it installed. Windows 8 seems sluggism to me right now. I am still getting all my setting set... we will see. Need to test the battery life as that is why I installed this.
Battery life hasn't drastically changed in my case.
Laptop powered by E-300 APU with 6 cell battery and a Hitachi 100 GB 7200 RPM drive, running windows 7 fresh install with all the updates - initial estimate was 6hr 30 min but got about 5 hr and 35 min with light web surfing.
Same settings but this time with a 120GB Kingston HyperX SSD and Windows 8, I get similar results, may be 20 min extra.
Have to do more testing tho.
Few things improved - less heat because of SSD, instant program access, 12 sec boot time and 7 sec resume from hibernation. all I think is because of SSD.
I know its not straight apples to apples comparison, but this is what I have now.