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Windows 7: How often do you power down?

View Poll Results: Do you power down your PC?
Yes on a daily basis. 42 46.15%
Only occasionally. 16 17.58%
Never. 17 18.68%
No but I use Sleep/Hybernate mode. 16 17.58%
Voters: 91. You may not vote on this poll

07 Jul 2010   #11

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

I tend to leave all my PC's running 24/7 except for reboots on new installs. I power down the monitors at night while sleeping. Only completely shut off when needed, like for adding new parts, etc

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07 Jul 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

Depend what i'm doing, voted daily basis, but it could two days because when i'm on uTorrent for Live Gigs only, it cannot turn on to sleep mode. So guess every two days!
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07 Jul 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

I power mine up only when I use it (which is most of the time) and power down when I'm finished with whatever I'm doing, but sometimes I hibernate it (if I have lots of stuff open and am lazy to save them or want to continue later)
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07 Jul 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I leave my server on 24x7...but all of my desktops get shut off if I am not going to use them for a couple of hours. These machines just suck up quite a bit of power these days with high end cards and such that leaving them always on is just wasting money in my opinion.
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07 Jul 2010   #15
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

same as pparks1 above, desktop machines are only powered when they need to be - saves money, noise, and wear and tear on fans etc. it doesn't take long to boot 'em up if i need them.

i've been playing around with windows home server for a day or two, that stays on 24/7 - luckily it's a really quiet box drawing low power.
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07 Jul 2010   #16


I pay attention to my ram usage. At first boot it's usually at about 19% at idle. When it gets to 30%+, I usually power down. Pretty much just a quirk that I've carried over from Windows 95.

I use sleep exclusively when away from it for any length of time. I also turn off the monitors because of the horror stores I've read about monitor files. I'd rather do something that may not be necessary than to wish I had.
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07 Jul 2010   #17
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

monitor files?

do you mean flies?

i notice that in the summer they love to poop on my screens. anyone else have this problem?
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07 Jul 2010   #18

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Very rarely do I need to power down. Only when I need to change something.
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07 Jul 2010   #19

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)

I power down generally once a week, but I use sleep mode if I'm going to be away form the computer for more than a half hour.
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07 Jul 2010   #20

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1

I pretty much operate like Cato. I watch my ram usage and reboot accordingly some times. Once in a while I reboot because something is not working quite right (not a common occurence). I use sleep mode because I have had some problems with hibernate.
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