View Poll Results: Which do you prefer - Sleep, Hibernate or Shutdown ?

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    Question Which do you prefer - Sleep, Hibernate or Shutdown ?

    how many of you log off your comp before retiring at night? and how many of you dont bother to log off, but just power down the comp? thats what i do. i power off, without logging off completely.


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    I don't need to log off I just shut down, and switch off completely to save the planet rather than have anything on stand by mode

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    I just walk away as after 25 mins of no activity it locks its self. I only restart when I have updates or new programs that need to. JR

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    Whats the purpose of leaving the computer ON overnight if you have no use and have logged off! Its time to conserve energy guys!

    Unless and until something is downloading or encoding / archiving. i.e if nothing is happening, the system either goes to sleep or is powered down. Never just log off and leave it on!

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    I have things scheduled to run at night when I am fast asleep so I leave mine on.

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    I usuallly just close my lid down.

    Offtopic a bit -- Wats the difference between hibernation, standby, sleep?? anyone ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug_72 View Post
    I usuallly just close my lid down.

    Offtopic a bit -- Wats the difference between hibernation, standby, sleep?? anyone ??
    If you go to wikipedia there is a full explaination there. Basically, standby and sleep are the same, the computer closes down apart from ram required to restore it to an active state When in hibernation things are written to non volititle storeage in ram so the computer can get back to a live state quickly. In none of these things does the pc power off completely.

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    I hibernate, the PC boots faster & I can continue from where I left.

    Hibernate - Save state & shut down.
    Sleep/Stand by - power down the not required hardware, it's not a complete shut down which means components still use power. Not recommended in case of notebooks 'coz it might run out of battery & shut down, thereby you losing all your unsaved work.

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    I always go to "sleep". I never shut the system down except for the required Restarts with certain updates. My system takes 5 minutes for a restart because it is so heavily loaded (179 installed programs, 4 virtual partitions, etc). It was interesting to see that my Windows 7 running in a virtual partition takes less than 2 minutes to restart. But then this is a quasi "naked" system with hardly anything on it.

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    mmm nude.. iam in process of reminding self to close FF before i power down for the day or night. should save some resource.

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