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

09 Aug 2012   #1
GTraymond2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
is it dangerous to leave a pc on overnight

i ran a disk check today which is currently on 27% of 692733622 done, im planning to leave it to run overnight but is that a safe thing to do?


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09 Aug 2012   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Yes it's OK, there are server that run 24/7 year round.
Jerry
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09 Aug 2012   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GTraymond2820 View Post
i ran a disk check today which is currently on 27% of 692733622 done, im planning to leave it to run overnight but is that a safe thing to do?
I leave mine on most of the time, but always reboot at least once a week just to let things reset again.
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09 Aug 2012   #4
darkfriday

Windows 7 Home Prem x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I leave mine on most of the time, but always reboot at least once a week just to let things reset again.
Ditto.
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09 Aug 2012   #5
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I leave mine all the time but latley since it is summer time i shut it down when i go to sleep for the sake of saving a little energy and to keep it from staying hot

Other then th at You can keep it on yippy skippy for as long as you wish

Just do occasional maintenance like canned air to blow out dust bunnys and keep the fans clean,filters ,drives Heatsink and you should be smooth sailing
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09 Aug 2012   #6
GTraymond2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

thanks
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09 Aug 2012   #7
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

Yes, it's safe. I have work machines that have rarely been turned off over the last 9 years!
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09 Aug 2012   #8
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I only shut mine down when I have to open it up, otherwise it is on 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

This is the longest any of my machines have gone without a reboot or shut down,
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09 Aug 2012   #9
Alpha0mega

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GTraymond2820 View Post
i ran a disk check today which is currently on 27% of 692733622 done, im planning to leave it to run overnight but is that a safe thing to do?
the only problem you will encounter i believe is OVERHEATING if your cooling system are not working well.

>>if however you have a HIBERNATE mode on your power settings, it is a good idea to have your pc HIBERNATE for a while to cool down before you intend to go to bed, and turn it on if you decide to sleep (and set your pc to go HIBERNATION again to time you want before you wake up.)
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09 Aug 2012   #10
GTraymond2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

what happens if i turn off the monitor,would it interfare with the process
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