shut down, sleep or hibernate?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by lemmy, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. lemmy

    lemmy Guest

    Someone told me i should not shut down my system at night but put it into
    hibernate or sleep mode instead. Is this correct? I would worry about plugs
    overheating etc. I have Vista Home Premium pre installed. Thanks in
    advance.
     
    lemmy, Jun 15, 2007
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  2. There is no "correct."

    This question is asked periodically and usually garners all sorts of
    fervent responses, on both sides of the question. Some people never
    turn off their computers, claiming turning them off can cause the
    hardware to fail sooner. Others turn them on and off multiple times
    each day, to save electricity.

    My view is that it doesn't matter very much either way, and you should
    do what works best for you. Personally I power on once a day, when I
    get up in the morning, and power off once a day, when I go to bed at
    night.
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jun 15, 2007
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  3. lemmy

    Anando [MVP] Guest

    Hello Lemmy,

    You would be surprised, but a pretty god FAQ about power saving options is already present in the
    Windows Vista help and support center. Click on start and click on "Help and Support". In the Help
    and Support application, type in 'power' and hit enter. In the search results, click on the very
    first link titled 'Turn off a computer: frequently asked questions'. I hope that provides you with
    enough information. If you need more specific info, do post back.

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    Anando [MVP], Jun 15, 2007
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    KDE Guest

    agreed that it may not matter very much, however, 1 thing to consider...
    many programs (antivirus, spyware, windows update) are scheduled by default
    to run, scan, etc... during the middle of the night when you are most likely
    not using the PC. My mother-in-law is religious about shutting down her PC
    every time she quits using it and as a result, it is very often, not up to
    date on updates and virus/spyware scans. I finally have her convinced to at
    least leave it on overnight twice a week.
     
    KDE, Jun 15, 2007
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    mikeyhsd Guest

    many people are having problems with hibernation and vista.
    if you system will not hibernate and stay that way then it might be better to use it.
    if if does not stay asleep, then turn it off.







    Someone told me i should not shut down my system at night but put it into
    hibernate or sleep mode instead. Is this correct? I would worry about plugs
    overheating etc. I have Vista Home Premium pre installed. Thanks in
    advance.
     
    mikeyhsd, Jun 15, 2007
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    KristleBawl Guest

    Personal opinion and preference!

    I left my old Win98SE on all the time, but restarted a couple times each
    day, especially first thing in the morning, and only shut down during
    storms. My scheduled tasks ran one per night, scandisk on Monday, complete
    AV scan every Tuesday, defragged on Wednesday, etc., all at 3AM. Instead of
    a screen saver, my monitor used power saver mode but not the pc itself.

    My new Vista pc stays on all the time, but restarted a couple times each
    day, especially first thing in the morning, and only shut down during
    storms. It runs auto update at 3AM by default and I scheduled defrag for 5AM
    once a week. Instead of a screen saver, my monitor uses power mode but not
    the pc itself.

    I never tried sleep or hibernate. I'm a bit of a night owl and that works
    best for me. I am very set in my ways. :)

    KB

    "lemmy" wrote in message
    news:D...
     
    KristleBawl, Jun 16, 2007
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    Byron Hinson Guest

    As others say it is more for what works for you (or what works at all in
    terms of Sleep etc and certain hardware)

    I've always prefered sleep mode in Vista, but after building a new PC the
    other day my new machine can never come back out from sleep without a black
    screen. So I've switched to hibernate, which while isn't my favourite it
    does have the benefit of not using any power....not sure if it will still
    record my programs I setup in media center when off though!
     
    Byron Hinson, Jun 16, 2007
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    Mike Seid Guest

    Microsoft is currently working on a hotfix for Vista sleep problems. You
    can get it now throught Microsoft but they suggest to wait until it appears
    in a future update.
     
    Mike Seid, Jun 16, 2007
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