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    Default How often do you shut down your laptop?

    Just curious, how often do you shut down your laptop completely? Usually, I just close mine and put it to sleep, like at night, and during the day while I'm at work. Generally, I only really restart it when I'm doing system configuration or instlalling/uninstalling software. I do just shut it down for the night every 5-7 days or so, just to give it a chance to get a fresh reboot. When I'm at home, it's always plugged in, so I don't use the battery much.
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    Default Re: How often do you shut down your laptop?

    Two or three times a week. To cleanup and install updates...

    I don't mind shutting down, but I don't do it because of dozens of opened Firefox tabs, windows etc...
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    Default Re: How often do you shut down your laptop?

    I hibernate it usually. And shut down every 2-3 days. Mostly due to updates.
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    Default Re: How often do you shut down your laptop?

    so whats the best shut down ratio to maintain high performance? btw i shut down friday night and boot it up the next day, so once a week
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    Default Re: How often do you shut down your laptop?

    Once a week is fine, every few days is fine, too.

    You just have to do it every once in a while, give the OS a chance to reload, and clean up any processes that might have gone funky.
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    Default Re: How often do you shut down your laptop?

    at home i shut down once a week for updates etc, but at school i shut down everyday simply because i dont need it on.

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    Default Re: How often do you shut down your laptop?

    Mine is pretty much on 24/7 unless i install a program that requires a reboot.
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    I turn mine off every night when i go to sleep and turn it on during my first cup of coffee in the morning. It's on AC power 90% of the time, but i never take out my battery except for cleaning the machine. I don't know why i turn it off instead of using the sleep mode really, i guess it's an old habit from the time these machines didn't have sleep modes yet (boy i'm getting old... ) Oh, and a little to let the AC adapter cool off too i remember now. I noticed that even when the laptop is off the adapter still gets a little warm with all notebooks i've had so far, so i take the power plug out off the wall socket at night too. Still most of my AC adapters died after three years of use though(my notebooks are turned on for 14 hours a day, 6 days a week). Anyone knows if it's better to leave it plugged in perhaps, or is this normal lifetime for an AC adapter with this kind of use?
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    my poor presario r3000 gets shutdown only when it absolutely needs to be ie when it runs out of battery or when there is a process which bothers me but won't die and when i can't stand anymore microsoft's update dialog box which tells me to restart. otherwise it's all sleep & wake-up for me even when i am driving to another city for work.

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    Default Re: How often do you shut down your laptop?

    Storm3016 I think I have the same computing habits as you lol. I turn my laptop off every night.

    Once and a while I'll leave it on if it's downloading but 90% of the time its off at night - I figure why not conserve some energy if it's not being used.
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