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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

20 Sep 2010   #41
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I shut down every night only because the fans keep me up. Otherwise I'd just leave it on. What's the difference between sleep and Hibernate? I've never used either.
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20 Sep 2010   #42
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
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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.
OK, I re-read the original post I replied to and agree with you. Compared to hibernate or sleep there isn't going to much difference in power consumption versus turning your PC off. MY 10 watts was worst case scenario. My original thinking for some reason was compared to being on and running. Too much caffeine at the time I think.
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20 Sep 2010   #43
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
I shut down every night only because the fans keep me up. Otherwise I'd just leave it on. What's the difference between sleep and Hibernate? I've never used either.
Sleep, as I understand it, keeps what you were doing loaded into the RAM with just a trickle charge of electricity being used, whereas hibernate , again as I understand it, loads what you were doing onto the hard drive instead so that the trickle charge to the RAM is not necessary.
The basic idea behind both is to allow you to resume whatever you may have been doing, without having to go through the boot-up process.

I may not be 100% correct on the exact terminology involved, but I think that is a "Cliff Notes" type summary of what they are. If I am wrong, then by all means, somebody correct me.
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20 Sep 2010   #44
Mexman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Win 8.1, Win 10 preview, ubuntu14
 
 

i bring it to bed lol, leave both laptop and desktop on 24/7
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20 Sep 2010   #45
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It depends on the computer:
Main Desktop - sleep
HTPC - shutdown
My Laptop - sleep
Wifes laptop - Hibernate
Windows Home Server - shutdown
Ubuntu (2) - shutdown
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20 Sep 2010   #46
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

@Noobvious...you are correct
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20 Sep 2010   #47
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
@Noobvious...you are correct
Mark that on the calendar.....I was right about something today! Leave On, Sleep, Hibernate or Shutdown-woot-035.gif


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20 Sep 2010   #48
dobhar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
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@Noobvious...you are correct
Mark that on the calendar.....I was right about something today! Attachment 99122
LOLOL

I have a few "Puters\Lappy's". I leave "Bertha" (main Win7 PC) on 24\7 and only reboot when required. The only time she gets turned off is during heavy Thunder storms. My other 2 PC's are on demand PC's meaning that I only turn them on when I need them then turn them off when I'm done. I have 3 Laptops of which 2 (Win7) are turned off when I'm not using them. The 3rd Laptop (WinXP) is for downloads so it stays on until downloads are complete.
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