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Always on / Shutdown / Sleep-Hibernate

  1. #1

    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Always on / Shutdown / Sleep-Hibernate

    What do you do with your computer (especially during night time/prolonged idle times)?

    Have it always on?
    Shut it down completely?
    Have it enter sleep mode?
    Have it enter hibernate mode?

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  2. #2

    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts : 15
    Win 8.1 Pro x64

    My system is always on, set to sleep after 4 hours.
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  3. #3

    I use to use sleep mode and or hibernate when I get up I turn on my PC and leave it on until I go to bed or if I leave the house then I turn it off.
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  4. #4

    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit

    My computers are shut down every night and booted up each morning, my Windows 8 Notebook will go to sleep when I close the lid when on mains power and will shut down when on battery but still it's shut down completely at the end of the day.
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  5. #5

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    If I'm not using it, its shut down. I've disabled hibernate on all my PC's. My laptops are set to "do nothing" if the lid is closed and "power down" if the power button is pressed.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

    Most of the time it's On, but whenever i don't have to use the laptop for a long time then it's either on sleep mode or shut down.
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  7. #7

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    My Business Puter is always on, goes to a screensaver. Media computer is on 24/7 with movies streaming. My DAW with Digi 001 and Pro Tools 6.4 (a dinosaur) is always on, so I don't have to wait to jump on it and start mixing. But that one cannot hibernate, the Digi hardware prevents it from going into hibernation. There is a PCI card that connects the 001 module. All three of these systems connect to a 40" Hitachi HDTV as a display.

    On the other side, my work area, I have a mac G5 Titanium Tower, always on. I had hoped to run Virtual PC, but it is very slow. Since it's 10.5.8 for powerPC I can't do Boot Camp. It has a 21" Cinematic Display that is beautiful. Speedwise it is comparable to an Athlon socket 751, it's got 3 GB of ram. That one goes to sleep. Sometimes I have other systems hooked up there, that I'm working on, those stay on as well while I have them.
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  8. #8

    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Always shut down when not using my laptop, have nothing against sleep or hibernate but I just prefer to shut the system down.
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  9. #9

    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1

    my desktop is always on, and I always hibernate my laptop when I'm done with it.
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  10. #10

    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro

    Left on if I'm away for a small period of time 15 mins or so....for longer periods (1+ hours) I put it into sleep mode , it's powered off at the end of the day...but then I have a power save strip that powers down everything else attached to it when the PCs power goes off.
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