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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   #21

Win 7 Professional 64bit

I shut mine down every night, and also during the day when I'm out for longer than 1 hour.
I've got several harddisks in it, a Quad processor and one of the better video cards and 2 monitors, and electricity is expensive over here. So what I don't need gets switched off. Sometimes, when I know I'll be back shortly and I have a half-finished work open, I switch off only the monitors.

I only wish my sleep mode would work correctly, but I'll open a separate thread for that.

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07 Jul 2010   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium

I have 4 computers. I power down 3 of them every night. The other is my DVR. It stays on 24/7.
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07 Jul 2010   #23

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cato View Post
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.
If you close your open programs, activate sleep mode, and then wake up the computer, it will flush the RAM the same way.
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07 Jul 2010   #24

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

I shut down when not in use. I only use it 2-3 hrs a day, so its turned off the rest of the times.
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07 Jul 2010   #25

Vista/Windows 7

My PC is on most of the time unless I am away for a few days. If I am not using for more than half hour I put it to sleep and overnight I put into hibernation and pull the power plug out so that no power is being used by any of my other devices.
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07 Jul 2010   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

I am lazy and do not like to backup my files. I have a service that backs up every night. This is why I leave mine on 24 / 7. I do try to power down and reboot about once a week.
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07 Jul 2010   #27

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

I never power my machines down unless I am working on them. The video is set to shutoff after 10 minutes of non-use.

At work, I turn the monitor off when I leave, otherwise the machines are on 24/7.
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07 Jul 2010   #28

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

I power mine down completely when it is not in use.
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07 Jul 2010   #29


Power down?
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07 Jul 2010   #30

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Yep, turn mine off every day
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