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Windows 7: Leave On, Sleep, Hibernate or Shutdown

View Poll Results: Do you
Sleep 9 18.75%
Hibernate 3 6.25%
Shut Down 30 62.50%
Leave On 6 12.50%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

18 Sep 2010   #11
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I shut it off for the night.
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18 Sep 2010   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saakeman View Post
just a quick question
will your pc be more heated if you leave it on 24/7 ??
No, it plateaus.

Once it settles into it's normal operating temps, it's not going to keep on rising and rising.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Most shut down (so far at least). that surprises me
I've had nothing but bugs/glitches in the past with sleep/hibernate in the past that I just don't bother with it now.

And turning off saves a bit of power (not that it makes any difference to the bills )

Plus, it's at least a few hours that my case isn't acting as a dust filtration unit...
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18 Sep 2010   #13
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I've always turned mine off at night and switched off at the plug, I'm not taking any chances while asleep plus my electric is expensive enough as it is no use wasting it.
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18 Sep 2010   #14
lorddenis

 

i Shut Down the PC. and when i wake up i turn it on. and why would anyvone want to have the PC turne on 24/7 ?
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18 Sep 2010   #15
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I leave mine on to keep my downloads running.
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18 Sep 2010   #16
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Unless you actually turn it off at the mains (ie: pull the plug) there's very little difference in power consumption between shutting down, hibernate and sleep. So shutting down to "save on power" is a myth. And using sleep or hibernate essentially turns everything off anyway. I think leaving it on 24/7 is not good but using sleep/hibernate has lots of advantages.
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18 Sep 2010   #17
205tim

7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Wow, lots of shut-down, interesting. I thought there would be more using sleep.
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18 Sep 2010   #18
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 205tim View Post
Wow, lots of shut-down, interesting. I thought there would be more using sleep.
Me too
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18 Sep 2010   #19
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Sleep/Hibernate for me. Shutting down once or twice a week.
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18 Sep 2010   #20
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nem View Post
Sleep/Hibernate for me. Shutting down once or twice a week.
Which one tho? Sleep or hibernate?
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