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Windows 7: Go into sleep mode or shutdown?

14 Jul 2012   #1
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Go into sleep mode or shutdown?

Well, if i am going to leave for about 1-2hours, should i put the computer to sleep mode or simply shut it down?

I was told that sleep mode warms up the computer also. So its not good to go sleep mode. Isit true?


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14 Jul 2012   #2
pranavjindal999

Windows 8 Pro 64bit
 
 
go for sleep

there is nothing like sleep warms up your PC...
sleeping the computer is best for any purpose..
[i never close my laptop, either i sleep it or leave it on]
and i wud say you not to shut down the computer when its extreme... either sleep or hibernate... shutdown is like if u r gonna leave it for a month .:P
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14 Jul 2012   #3
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GradeAbra View Post
Well, if i am going to leave for about 1-2hours, should i put the computer to sleep mode or simply shut it down?

I was told that sleep mode warms up the computer also. So its not good to go sleep mode. Isit true?
Sleep is great for short periods of inactivity (a few hours) for your PC.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ked-questions#

However, prolonged and repeated sleep on a PC without the occasional properly executed cold shutdown/reboot cycles may be not be such a good idea to the overall life of your PC.
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14 Jul 2012   #4
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What do you mean by cold shutdown/reboot?
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14 Jul 2012   #5
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GradeAbra View Post
What do you mean by cold shutdown/reboot?
A cold shutdown/reboot is performed by

1. Shutting down your PC, turning it off and taking out the power cable from the mains.

2. Followed by holding down the power button on your desktop for 5 - 10 seconds to drain any residual energy from the motherboard and its devices

3. Reconnecting the power cable to the mains and starting up your PC again.
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14 Jul 2012   #6
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How can i set it the way where i can power on the computer by just double clicking on the mouse?
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14 Jul 2012   #7
Blick

Windos 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GradeAbra View Post
How can i set it the way where i can power on the computer by just double clicking on the mouse?
You can set it in BIOS settings (power managament etc.), if it's supported and mobo must feed electricity usb or ps/2 input devices when it's shutted down...
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14 Jul 2012   #8
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blick View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GradeAbra View Post
How can i set it the way where i can power on the computer by just double clicking on the mouse?
You can set it in BIOS settings (power managament etc.), if it's supported and mobo must feed electricity usb or ps/2 input devices when it's shutted down...
how do i know if it is support or not? I am not experience with BIOS..
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14 Jul 2012   #9
Blick

Windos 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I do not know your bios model but you can see "power managament" or like that in bios, set it there. It may be written "power on by mouse", you can choose it what you like.
bios power on by mouse click - Google'da Ara
you can search with your bios model like award or Ami etc... it is easy way for you can setup it with screenshoots...

there is an example with awards bios that i found google searching: bit-tech.net Forums - View Single Post - Motherboards How to set power-on-by-mouse-click?
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14 Jul 2012   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

To answer the OP's 1st question. Turn your computer off in the proper fashion. Close all programs. Start/Shut Down. With today's computers and the speed they shutdown and start up their is really no reason to do otherwise. It uses no energy if its not on. It creates no heat if its not on. A proper shutdown and start does lots of little nice things the computer likes, example it flushes the ram ect. If the 30 to 90 sec it takes to Start Up can't be endured their is more problems than a computer in ones life.
This is what I do on my computers.
1. Close all open programs.
2. Use Ccleaner for a little clean up
3. Turn the volume down
4. Start/Shut Down.
It took my longer to type those 4 things than it does to do a proper shut down.
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