Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck
During the night my virus scan, automatic backup, defrag run. I have the system set on Hybrid Sleep because with sleep mode they do not run. My computer stays on all of the time except for hybrid sleep. Do any of you turn yours off or is it OK just to leave it on 24/7?
There is no problem leaving the computer on. Once a week or so you should turn it off and boot up. It gives everything a chance to reset. I noticed, not so much with 7, but on my old Winows 98, the more I used it the more, memory I would lose. I had to turn it of and boot up again, to restore. There is a website, The Kim Komando Show - Free Tips, Downloads, Reviews, Software and Advice for Your Digital Lifestyle
Kim Komando, that is very good. She gives daily tips and hints. If you check her archives, you will see that she, too is a proponent of turning off once in a while. She, also, feels there is no harm to leave it on for extended periods. Good luck