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Windows 7: is it dangerous to leave a pc on overnight

09 Aug 2012   #11
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GTraymond2820 View Post
what happens if i turn off the monitor,would it interfare with the process
No, it won't affect anything. I do myself all the time, especially when I am downloading large files and leave my PC unattended.


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09 Aug 2012   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I leave my desktop on 24/7 and just reboot every once in a while. I do turn it off when I go out of town and when there is a really bad thunderstorm going on. Laptop lifespan will be shortened if left on continuously.
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09 Aug 2012   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

1. If your not having a cooling problem running check disk over night should not be a problem.
2. Turning off you monitor will not effect the check disk.
3. When using a computer in a normal fashion (non server) I know of no good reason to leave it on other than the few seconds you save in booting.
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09 Aug 2012   #14
GTraymond2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

thanks for the answers guys, im a bit scared that my pc might cause a fire but i dont have a cooling issue and my pc usually stay nice and cool and very quite
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09 Aug 2012   #15
dwarfer66

 

Mine runs 24/7, apart from a reboot now and then, and my monitor gets turned of when I go to bed. Before this rebuild my last pc ran 24/7 for almost a total of 4 years, and never had a hardware prob, always the idiot in front of screen.
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09 Aug 2012   #16
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GTraymond2820 View Post
thanks for the answers guys, im a bit scared that my pc might cause a fire but i dont have a cooling issue and my pc usually stay nice and cool and very quite
Everybody has their own preference on whether to shut down a computer, or leave it on all the time and use hibernate mode. Personally, I prefer to shut my computer down when I am not home, or at night.
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10 Aug 2012   #17
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
...3. When using a computer in a normal fashion (non server) I know of no good reason to leave it on other than the few seconds you save in booting.
I tend to be on and off my computer multiple times a day and rebooting every time would both increase wear and tear on it and waste a significant amount of my time (my desktop is still XP).
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10 Aug 2012   #18
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

As mentioned, its fine.

I normally just leave mine on 24/7 with weekly reboots.
But lately, I have been shutting down at night, but leave it on all day.

It will not hurt either way you choose to do it.
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10 Aug 2012   #19
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Go Green and get a SSD so you can boot in under 30 seconds and close down in the same or less. Then you'll save money, heat, energy and time. I find that since adding an SSD I'm much more inclined to turn my rigs off when away for any extended period of time....but that's just me. Keep in mind if you leave a system with good cooling properties on it will need routine cleaning MUCH more often. Like mandatory 3-6 months depending on environment maybe more often.
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10 Aug 2012   #20
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Go Green and get a SSD so you can boot in under 30 seconds and close down in the same or less. Then you'll save money, heat, energy and time. I find that since adding an SSD I'm much more inclined to turn my rigs off when away for any extended period of time....but that's just me. Keep in mind if you leave a system with good cooling properties on it will need routine cleaning MUCH more often. Like mandatory 3-6 months depending on environment maybe more often.
+1 I haven't had my SSD long, but it is by far the best thing I have purchased for my PC. If you have a spare $100 laying around, you won't be sorry.
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