Find out what depletes the device’s battery with the Windows Sleep Study Tool

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Windows Sleep Study Tool is a new tool from Microsoft that helps you determine exactly what your battery consumes on a computer supported by Windows 10/8.1 InstantGo. InstantGo is, as already mentioned, a new power mode on some Windows 8/8.1/10 devices that allows your system to sleep in the background while updating applications and resuming them if necessary.

A Microsoft blog post explains that your system will continue to operate in standby mode, although at a lower frequency. This exercise consumes energy and battery discharge is not easily noticeable. Windows 8.1 Sleep Study Tool plays a role in this regard. The tool generates a report in the form of an HTML file in which you can see the top five reasons why your device is low on battery power when you need it most.

Windows Sleep Study Tool

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First, determine if your hardware and software supports InstantGo by typing into a command prompt window and then check if Standby is included in the sleep state list:

If it exists, you can start the tool to check all sleep sessions that last longer than 10 minutes on your PC and provide a color-coded report for each session based on its power consumption. Run creates a report-report.html that you can open in any browser.

Sleep Study is a very useful tool for monitoring battery consumption in standby mode on an InstantGo enabled system. It helps users better understand the subtle effects of various activities on battery life.

You can learn more about the sleep study tool at Microsoft.

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