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How to Extend/Increase Laptop Battery Life - Laptop Battery Tips

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How can you improve or maximize your laptop battery life?How can you prolong it's life expectancy of lifespan?

These are very common questions for laptop/notebook user. Laptop / Notebook batteries are actually categorized as "consumables". They are expected to wear out in time. So, while you can extend their life expectancy, accept the fact that your laptop battery won't last forever, no matter what even when you're not using it. So, it is not a good idea to buy an extra battery now thinking that you can store it and use it once the original battery has degraded. It's better for laptop batteries to be used, rather than sitting on a shelve. So if you use a laptop, don't plugged it in all the time. Let it drain to about 40% and then recharge.

Laptop battery lifespan or life expectancy

Laptop batteries are Lithium-Ion or Li-ion. Lithium-Ion laptop batteries are rated for a useful life of at least around 400 life cycles. A charge cycle occurs when 100% of batt…

Solution for Utorrent Error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process

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Utorrent Error:
Error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.Screenshot:

Symptoms:

Downloading suddenly stops. There is a red X mark on the file that you are downloading. You see an error message that says "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process."

Possible solutions:

1. This error message is usually caused by indexing services of some applications/programs. Most common culprit are Google Desktop and Roxio Media. So if you are suddenly experiencing this problem, try closing Google Desktop or Roxio (whichever is present in your system). If you don't need these two programs, you can completely uninstall them.

2. Try to disable Windows caching on disk option in Utorrent. Options > Preferences > Advanced > on the right scroll down to diskio.flush_files then click False > OK

If that didn't work Select Options, Preferences then Advanced and uncheck "Disable Windows caching of dis…