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Windows 7: ? about putting laptop to sleep......

03 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
? about putting laptop to sleep......

I recently bought a new laptop for my wife to go back to school with. It is very nice and came with W7 and I inturn got her old desktop (which now has W7). The question I have is this.... What are the disadvantages/advantages of allowing it to turn the monitor off and spin down the HD? I have never allowed my desktops to do this. I have read many conflicting articles on the subject and wanted to get an opinion from you all.

The laptop stays plugged in all the time with the exception of when she goes to class. It has become her desktop. I was wondering because I would hate to screw this lappy up. The other laptop we have is an older one and I never let it sleep either, it just sits on the TV to stream netflix. Thanks

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03 Jun 2010   #2

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).

I suppose the main advantage is battery and energy saving usage -- the latter even if the laptop is running off the mains.
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03 Jun 2010   #3


i don't know but so far common problem people facing is the pc is not booting or waking up after been put to sleep which somehow related to power setting issues.
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03 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot

I had heard the same thing. I just wasn't sure by letting the monitor stay on with a screen saver if I was shortenong the life of it. I had also read somewhere that stopping and starting the HD it can cause premature wear. I just can't seem to find a concrete answer.
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03 Jun 2010   #5


maybe use hibernate instead of sleep ?
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