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#1 johnyjohn

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 08:37 AM

Hi it might be a silly question but not having a computer for long.  Going on holiday for to weeks do i just shut the computer down like i do every night via the start button and leave it or do i unplug it from the mains when i have shut it down. thanks if you can help. it is a HP WORKSTATION 5 years old.



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Posted 28 May 2015 - 08:44 AM

Hi johnyjohn :)

You can shutdown your computer normally like you always do, via the Start Button -> Shutdown. If you're leaving your house for a long period of time, I suggest you unplug the computer's power cable as well, and the monitor's one too. Just in case there's a storm or any other situation where the electricity would come and go over and over again.

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 11:06 AM

Hi johnyjohn :)

You can shutdown your computer normally like you always do, via the Start Button -> Shutdown. If you're leaving your house for a long period of time, I suggest you unplug the computer's power cable as well, and the monitor's one too. Just in case there's a storm or any other situation where the electricity would come and go over and over again.

Thank you.   johnyjohn



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Posted 28 May 2015 - 11:26 AM

Wifey and I have Walmart "toggle" switches all over the house, switches go into the outlets, devices into the switches, power on, power off device, then toggle switch to off -- including our laptops.  True, a direct lightning hit can "arc" the switches, however, devices are without power [hence, no vampire-power either] until needed. 


Edited by RolandJS, 28 May 2015 - 11:27 AM.

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 11:49 AM

No problem John, my pleasure :)

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