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Windows 7: shutting down vs. sleep mode

12 Jul 2015   #11

windows 7 Home Premium

@ThrashZone: Post what type/ brand hard drive you have.
I'm afraid I don't know how to get that information. Not the brightest bulb on the tree, you know!

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12 Jul 2015   #12

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware

I always thought it was a good idea to regularly reboot your machine.

Forum members in the UK will probably have seen the TV comedy 'The IT Crowd' set in tech support at a large corporation. The helpdesk dude fixes every problem with 'have you tried turning it off and on again'.
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12 Jul 2015   #13

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Well you can look at the paperwork from the purchase depending on how old it is without opening the case,
You can also search the brand model # on the manufactures website usually also with the snid that is listed in the same place as the windows activation key = don't post the key but the snid is listed on the same tag
Use that #.
Not sure if Speccy will show that easy to check though and a whole lot more about your machine too
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12 Jul 2015   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Take this approach, if you`re like most and like to use your pc all day but walk away from it, let it fall asleep after 20 or 30 minutes, that way should you go out, you know it will be fine. But yet you can walk right up to it and just move the mouse, but when you know you`re not gonna be around or if you go to sleep, shut it off.

I have my monitor set to go off after 15 and the pc to sleep after 30.

My power button flashes and I actually have to push it to bring it back from sleeping, I love this case :)
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12 Jul 2015   #15
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

I shut down every night and turn off the power bar to the PC, too. If I'm going to be away from the PC for a while, I put it to sleep.

My monitor is set to go off after 15 minutes, but the PC is not set to go to sleep. I have to set it to sleep manually.
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