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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

19 Sep 2010   #31
Pusspa

 
 

the monitor turns off on my lappy when it isnt used for 20 mins, but the lappy is on... sometimes if im going out i put it to sleep. the only time i shut it down is when i want to clean the screen (i can see the dirt better when its off and i am outside in the daylight... and i dont want any water related accidents!)
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19 Sep 2010   #32
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Always turn mine off if leaving the house, surge protector/power switch off.

Main reason the occational power outages here, average once a month, sometimes more, sometimes less. I have a UPS, but still.
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19 Sep 2010   #33
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
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.
When you shutdown the PC it's still using around 2.1 watts (same as hibernate). Sleep mode uses around 5.
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19 Sep 2010   #34
lafnsu

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
two different routines

In our desktop we leave it on other than refreshing boots when needed. However, in the laptop we shut down every night. Didn't have room to put that in the poll
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19 Sep 2010   #35
WukaChop

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit/XP x64
 
 

For my PC, I leave on if downloading, if not it gets shut down.
Laptop is always on, or on sleep, because it takes a while to boot and it irritates me.
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19 Sep 2010   #36
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post

When you shutdown the PC it's still using around 2.1 watts (same as hibernate).
But hibernate/shut down still uses less power than a running PC.


At least hibernate allows for a quicker boot time.


Thanks to this thread, I had another go at using hibernate again. But the damn thing is like a naughty child, it won't stay asleep...
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20 Sep 2010   #37
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
When you go to bed at night, what do you do with your PC?
I put it in sleep mode, but I usually close down everything but Trillian first. I reboot when updates call for it, and do a full shutdown maybe once every two weeks.
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20 Sep 2010   #38
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post

When you shutdown the PC it's still using around 2.1 watts (same as hibernate).
But hibernate/shut down still uses less power than a running PC.


At least hibernate allows for a quicker boot time.


Thanks to this thread, I had another go at using hibernate again. But the damn thing is like a naughty child, it won't stay asleep...
Definitely, shut down and hibernate use far less energy than a running PC. My original point was that people think shut down uses 0 power and that is just not true. The arguement, in my opinion, that "shut down saves power" doesn't hold water.

My PC at work won't go to sleep either. I'm pretty sure it's the wireless keyboard & mouse that's the problem. I'm gonna test it when I get the chance.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
When you go to bed at night, what do you do with your PC?
I put it in sleep mode, but I usually close down everything but Trillian first. I reboot when updates call for it, and do a full shutdown maybe once every two weeks.
I do very much the same.
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20 Sep 2010   #39
Siddharth93

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Computer is generally left on except when I am going to school

The monitor shuts off itself after 1 mins when I am away from my desk or during the night (when it is downloading something)

Hibernate--Once in a while
Sleep-- Never Ever.
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20 Sep 2010   #40
kronckew

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

shutdown at bedtime unless doing a large download, have the system set to not sleep until after the download completes. i let the system go to sleep during the day if i am doing something else for a while, hibernation is disabled.
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