http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/7b7a9d42dc284d9c9c05a681017bb420/DefragTools168.mp4 In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder talk to Nashaat Soliman and Paresh Maisuria (program manager and developer from the Windows kernel power team) about the “Sleep Study” feature in the Powercfg tool, and how you can use it to diagnose battery drain issues on Modern Standby systems. For related… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/8c85ce77f33c4f4f8a5ca5e201304685/DefragTools159.mp4 In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Andrew Richards discuss the Powercfg command-line tool in Windows, which allows you to configure power management settings, and analyze power and battery usage. Additional Resources: Powercfg Command-Line Options Timeline: [00:00] Introductions and overview. Welcome back, Andrew![03:35] One facet of Powercfg is that it offers the… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/cbe23b6b7adf4a5b99fba5d3015e85f0/20160324DefragTools02.mp4 In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Jorge Novillo discuss a power saving feature in Windows: hardware offloading of Audio Processing Objects (APOs). We demonstrate how to use Media eXperience Analyzer (MXA) to determine whether audio offload is working on a given system. Additional Resources: Implementing Hardware Offloaded APO EffectsWindows 8.1 Audio… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/758a646814194781b624a5d3015d5e24/20160324DefragTools.mp4 In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Jorge Novillo take a look at the Energy Estimation Engine (E3) in Windows, and how to use it to get detailed information about battery usage. Note: In addition to viewing data from a single device, as demonstrated in the video, an OEM, during device pre-production,… Read More