I purchased my mini 9 netbook last Christmas (refurbished), but never got a chance to really use it much. Of course the hardware warranty is up. My first problem is that the battery doesn't even last for two hours on a full charge. I haven't used it enough to say it's worn out, I'm thinking it may have been faulty when I got the mini. (It was refurbished). Is there anything I can do besides buying a new battery to get more life from the computer? And can I buy the same Dell battery from other than Dell since they cost half the price that Dell is charging.
My second question is that in reading everything I could about the battery problem, I found that there were 26 downloads available for me to update my mini most of them are recommended. I've had problems in the past downloading all the so called updates for other things and I wonder if someone could advise which I should really download that would really help improve the performance of my mini 9.
Thanks in advance for your help.