Posted 10 August 2006 - 02:50 PM
An age old debate.
Bottom line (in spite of other opinions): Windows 98 needs to be rebooted about once a week to work correctly. Windows XP was designed to be left on all the time, theoritically, but it will work better if rebooted from time to time - perhaps once every couple weeks or so. Leaving your computer on all the time will mean the various components are on for many hours, and it stands to reason that components will only work for X number of hours. If you run it all the time you will accumilate more dust in your computer, creating heat and heat is the enemy of healthy electronics. On the other hand if you turn your computer on and off a lot that also taxes it so you may end up wearing out certain parts faster.
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