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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

11 Jul 2010   #71

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

Hairdryers are forbidden in my house!

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11 Jul 2010   #72

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EpicThorn View Post
Hairdryers are forbidden in my house!
They'd be forbidden in mine, too, if I wasn't 'whipped.
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11 Jul 2010   #73

Windows 7 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I set Sleep for 30 and Hibernate for 60. That way if I walk away and come back it can wake up quickly, but if I don't want to come back it turns off the machine for me with all of my work saved.

My roommate insists on keeping the power on at all times, including on his monitor which just burned out after a year. It irritates all of us who split the power bill.
This is my setup exactly. When I go to bed at night my computer will hibernate after 1 hour and via a scheduled task is powered up and ready to go at 7:00 a.m. I don't have to touch it.
I rarely shut it down.
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11 Jul 2010   #74

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EpicThorn View Post
Hairdryers are forbidden in my house!
They'd be forbidden in mine, too, if I wasn't 'whipped.
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11 Jul 2010   #75

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

If she looked like that I might not mind.
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11 Jul 2010   #76

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1

Every night = Power Down.

Once or twice = Sleep modes during day if down period not intended to be too long.
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12 Jul 2010   #77

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 + Linux Mint 9

My laptop is switched on 24/7 when it's on my desk. When I need to to take it somewhere, it put it in suspend before I put it in my bag. I reboot fairly often though since I dual boot Windows and Linux, but I sometimes go a week or two without rebooting to the other OS, it just depends what I'm up to.

I find leaving it on 24/7 gets all the mundane stuff out the way (like AV scans, nightly backups, defrags etc) whilst I'm sleeping. It also means I can schedule downloads if I want to as well (since my internet connection is quite slow so I can't download things and use it during the day), as well as being able to keep whatever I'm using open (yeah, I'm lazy like that).
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12 Jul 2010   #78

Windows 7 64 Professional

I use sleep mode pretty much all the time. Sleep at night when i go to bed. Sleep when i am at work all day. No need to fully shut it down. Although i do like to reboot every once and a while to start windows "fresh."
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12 Jul 2010   #79


I never power down. I need to have my rig available 24-7
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