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New system with Windows 10 - how to set it up?

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#31 giantatx

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 10:18 AM

I think the system builders were just covering their asses lest they get sued.  I think it's somewhat paranoid but then I'd probably do something similar if people were threatening to sue me. 


At least I have the answer now though a factory reset will undo everything I've just been doing for the last week.


Evidently, I prefer the sleep mode option so I don't have to listen to it when I'm sleeping and also to save power when not in use.  16 hrs sleep mode vs 8 hours use.  I know computer components don't use a huge amount of energy but it all adds up.

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#32 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 02:28 PM


Every computer needs to sleep when you walk away from the PC, you can not leave your computer up and running 24/7.



We shall simply have to disagree on this point.  My machines, desktop or laptop, are left on 24/7 when they are connected to AC power and always have been.  I very, very seldom shut down my desktop and I sleep or hibernate my laptop once every few weeks at most.


I have never seen the point in sleeping a system unless I intend to transport it and want it to fire up "instantly" upon arrival at its destination.  I hibernate if I know I want the current user state(s) to still be available after transport.  Otherwise the systems run 24/7 and I have yet to have a machine die on me over the course of decades now.  




Brian, I leave my computer on 24/7 and I only use it about 20% of the time, so I really like the sleep state. I have a Evga SuperNova 550 watt G2 and several SSDs in my system, and sleep works wonderfully in my situation. I can not afford the electric bill for a 24/7 computer without sleep.


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 04:45 PM



         Since monitors are (at least for the most part) no longer CRT and have energy management (and I turn mine off after 10 minutes of inactivity) and most disc drives will spin themselves down and up again, essentially handling their own sleep, there's not a whole lot of difference in energy consumption between full sleep and just regular inactivity.


          I'm not saying that anyone cannot or should not sleep their computers, as that's entirely a personal choice.  I just don't and certainly haven't seen any "wear issues" as a result of not doing so.

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