Fix the battery issues in Surface RT after Windows 8.1 update

Microsoft Surface RTA lot of users have been complaining about the battery issues on Microsoft Surface RT after updating to Windows 8.1. The battery life became significantly worse after the update for most of the users. Microsoft is aware of the issue and released an how to for fixing it. The reason is said to be the wireless adapter not reducing the power consumption. Microsoft because of some reason the wireless adapter power policies didn’t migrate during the update and this caused the wireless adapter to use the power all the time and thus by reducing the battery life.

Here is how you can fix the battery life issue on Surface RT running Windows 8.1:

Step 1: Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
(If you’re using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Search.)

Step 2: In the search box, enter command prompt.

Step 3: Touch and hold (or right-click) Command Prompt to bring up the context menu. Tap or click Run as administrator.

Step 4: On the User Account Control dialog box, tap or click Yes.

Step 5: At the Administrator: Command Prompt, enter the following:

powercfg -setdcvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT 19cbb8fa-5279-450e-9fac-8a3d5fedd0c1 12bbebe6-58d6-4636-95bb-3217ef867c1a 3

Step 6: Then enter powercfg -setactive scheme_current

If you own a Surface RT and doing this fixed the issue let us know by commenting below.

Source: TNW

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