I turn it off whenever I'm not using it for more than a few minutes. The computer boots fast enough and I see no reason to keep it on consuming energy when it's not in use. Never had any problem for turning on/off multiple times a day.
I just hibernate my laptop. It has HDD and the laptop is fast (suprisingly); the only thing that's slow is boot. And I don't feel like waiting a minute or so every day.Do you tend to avoid shutting down to avoid the hassle of startup time?
If so, the situation will change depending on whether you are using ssd or hdd. I'm using ssd, so startup times don't bother me much. Hibernation is disabled to avoid writing.
Lucky you! Last time I turned off my PC while it said not to turn off, I had to reinstall Windows completely.It's the ultimate solution when you want to shutdown, but Windows decides to "configure updates" instead.
Simply disconnect the power cable. Job done.
Nothing breaks because it loads up perfectly fine, on the next boot.
That's a perfectly reasonable thing to do. I don't log off but rather lock my computer when I leave it temporarily and only shut down at the end of the day.Hey, I leave my Notebook on the whole day, but I log off every time I am away for more than an hour or so, does that sound crazy, I am a newbie and I would very much like to know?
It should only lock your computer, not put it to sleep.Another Dumb question: How Do You Wake It Up Again?
Thanks a lot @ProtomartyrIt should only lock your computer, not put it to sleep.
If for some reason your computer has gone to sleep (check power plan settings for sleep timeout interval) you can try waking it up by:
- Moving the mouse or clicking a mouse button.
- Pressing a key on the keyboard.
- Pressing the power button quickly (don't hold it down).