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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   #21
neeraj

Windows 8 CP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lorddenis View Post
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 ?

lorddenis ur right...
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18 Sep 2010   #22
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

A lot people have quotas on their internet usage. They may have 10GB of usage between 6am and 6pm and 50 GB of usage 6pm-6am. Therefore they leave their PCs on all night while they download.
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18 Sep 2010   #23
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
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?
Hibernate.
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18 Sep 2010   #24
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Why didn't you vote for hibernate then?

edit..My bad...could've sworn hibernate was still at 0.
The aim of this poll was to show somebody that most people who "are PC savvy" don't shut their PCs down often. Looks like it's back firing on me.
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18 Sep 2010   #25
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Lol, It was i thought i pressed it at first. voted again after i replied to you....Kinda makes me lonely being the only one who hibernates so far. :|
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18 Sep 2010   #26
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I use hibernate if I'm not using it for extended periods. Otherwise I put it to sleep. Never shutdown
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18 Sep 2010   #27
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

Meh, I just sleep mine. Huh - the last time I shut it down was probably a couple weeks ago...I've gone as much as two months between restarts before, simply because Windows Vista and Windows 7 are not XP.
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19 Sep 2010   #28
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
The aim of this poll was to show somebody that most people who "are PC savvy" don't shut their PCs down often. Looks like it's back firing on me.
Indeed it is


If it makes you feel any better I hibernate a laptop...
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19 Sep 2010   #29
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

I prefer to shut mine down.
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19 Sep 2010   #30
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
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.
Um are you sure about that? The only thing on in the power supply when you power down the PC is the auxillery +5V supply. It's a 5V 2 A power supply, thats only 10 watts. Thats a lot less than what your PC uses when it's turned on.
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