Windows 10: should i shut down or put to sleep ?


  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 home ( 64-bit )
       14 Jan 2017 #1

    should i shut down or put to sleep ?


    hi guys
    so i've been thinking should i turn my laptop off or hibernate or put it to sleep ?

    i haven't turned it off since nearly 4 month , i just close the lid so it goes to sleep

    will this damage it on the long term ?
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    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       14 Jan 2017 #2

    john barr said: View Post
    i haven't turned it off since nearly 4 month , i just close the lid so it goes to sleep
    I prefer to hibernate rather than sleep when I close my lid. Sleep requires some power to maintain it while hibernate doesn't. If the battery runs out (or is removed) while in sleep you may loose some work. Of course, the downside is that waking from hibernation is slower than from sleep. Apart from that, there should be no risk of damage or loss whether you hibernate, sleep or shutdown (whether using 'fast startup' or not).

    Occasionally a system will pick up a few odd 'quirks' if left running for too long, a restart will reset everything back to normal. If you've been getting the windows updates then yours would have restarted at least once a month anyway, so nothing to concern you there either.
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 home ( 64-bit )
       14 Jan 2017 #3

    Bree said: View Post
    I prefer to hibernate rather than sleep when I close my lid. Sleep requires some power to maintain it while hibernate doesn't. If the battery runs out (or is removed) while in sleep you may loose some work. Of course, the downside is that waking from hibernation is slower than from sleep. Apart from that, there should be no risk of damage or loss whether you hibernate, sleep or shutdown (whether using 'fast startup' or not).

    Occasionally a system will pick up a few odd 'quirks' if left running for too long, a restart will reset everything back to normal. If you've been getting the windows updates then yours would have restarted at least once a month anyway, so nothing to concern you there either.

    it updates automatically ( idk how often )
    like you said , i will restart at least once a month
    thank for the help
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       14 Jan 2017 #4

    john barr said: View Post
    it updates automatically ( idk how often )
    The Cumulative Updates (which will schedule a restart to finish the install) are routinely issued on 'Patch Tuesday', the second Tuesday of each month.
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