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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Ever since I moved to SSDs years ago, I only go with shutdown. The time difference just isnt too major, I dont lose much in the way of time or information with my workflow with programs, and I just prefer it. I also prefer my PC to be on for long periods of time without me using it so I dont use settings like sleep or monitors off after (x) time.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    I always shut down now.... I did go through a phase a few years back when I still had a normal hard drive for the OS that I'd put it into sleep mode, just to save time restarting. Since I got an SSD for OS back in 2016, I haven't used it. One other reason why I stopped using sleep mode was because I started getting issues (Win7) relating to it when resuming from sleep mode. As it starts quick enough with an SSD anyway, it's not worth the hassle of risking it again. There is also more risk of data loss or damage if there was a power cut while it was in sleep mode.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Shutdown only when I go to sleep, stays ON during the day.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Only shut down. I (PC) don't like hibernate hibernation was switched off with via CMD.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Basically always sleep because I've got so many tabs open

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Shutdown.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Quote Originally Posted by naturbo2000 View Post
    My main desktop pc lives in a cupboard. Wake on LAN works from standby, but not shutdown, so the answer for me is 99% standby.
    Took a proper look at it again yesterday. WoL now working correctly from shutdown, so that machine can shutdown when I'm done with it in an evening.

    Haven't hooked up to a power meter to see how much it uses compared to off at the wall.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    It's a shutdown, never sleep or hibernate. I have a "smart" power extension block so that when the PC powers off so do the speakers, monitor, printer. Then I have it set to power on at 5:30am every morning, ready for the day.
    Generally only power it off Sunday through Thursday though. Friday is backup night, so that kicks in at 1:30am, likewise Saturday can be a late night as well.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    shut down for me

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Sleep - 100% of the time. I hate having to reload all my work, apps etc
    On some occasions, some apps wake my PC for no reason but this is usually solved by a bit of investigation work... Biggest culprits Link Windows to (Andriod) Phone and Intels NIC driver.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Shutdown most of the time.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Shutdown, I don't think I've ever use sleep (except by an accident)

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Why is this even a question? These days with Windows 10 it's more or less the same. The reason why a pc can boot to Windows in only a few seconds is that it Windows is never shut down nor the pc turned off. All that happens on "Shutdown" is that all applications are terminated and the pc is set to hibernate. Of course you can still shut the system down in the traditional way, but you need to actively do that (by holding the SHIFT key down during shutdown or by disabling fast boot).

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Auto: Sleep
    Manual: Shut down

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    Why is this even a question? These days with Windows 10 it's more or less the same. The reason why a pc can boot to Windows in only a few seconds is that it Windows is never shut down nor the pc turned off. All that happens on "Shutdown" is that all applications are terminated and the pc is set to hibernate. Of course you can still shut the system down in the traditional way, but you need to actively do that (by holding the SHIFT key down during shutdown or by disabling fast boot).
    Not going to quibble with you regarding the technical differences between how Windows 10 moves to the various power states but it's a question of whether or not you want to start from scratch or come back to where you left off. If you want things frozen in carbonite while you're away, use sleep (hibernate if you will have to unplug the (desktop) computer from the power before wakey time). If you want a clean slate when you come back, shut down. So it's still a valid question from a functional point of view at least.

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    Re: QOTW: Shut down or sleep?

    Hibernate. All the joys of sleep with all the power saving of shutdown.
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