Battery drain issues post upgrading to Windows 11

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Hi, I have got a Dell XPS laptop (16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.59 GHz) and to my knowledge this has one of the better battery life (approx. 7-8 hours post charging) and when you close the laptop and open it on the next day, it just consumes approx. 2% battery only.  This is all good with Windows 10. But when I received my Windows 11 update things went for a toss. Interface looks awesome, navigating through them is also awesome. But then battery - no it was worrisome !

I had my laptop full charged and as usual I left it as it is. Then to my surprise it drained out completely and I had to recharge it full again. When I looked over the Battery Usage (thanks to Microsoft for the detailed usage pattern) it started to drain after a certain time. None of the tasks were running, I had shut down my Oracle, SQL Services, closed my Edge, Chrome browsers, etc., services, still no luck. 


I know this is a issue reported by many users across the globe, and the steps to minimize the battery drain (provided in Bing/ Google search) aren't the effective ones. They are just to optimize your battery consumption and not to avoid your battery drain issue. Many others have written go back to Windows 10, but then why take all the effort to upgrade to Windows 11 and get awestruck with its interface.


I know its all early days of roll-out and I hope Microsoft definitely has a way to fix this issue.  Here is the look of my battery usage post charging and leaving it idle overnight. 


If anyone has the same issue and would like to take this to Microsoft, please have a look at my battery usage levels as well.




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I am having the same issues. I am draining from 100% - 80% in less than half an hour now. Will be recommending people not upgrade to windows 11 for now :\

Dell XPS 7590
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.59 GHz

@AravindS2190 Can't even go back to windows 10. This is very frustrating. Microsoft should either fix this asap or allow users to revert back to win 10