TO TURN OFF OR NOT TO TURN OFF

We leave our computers on, because then the system can do its thing while we sleep, meaning backups, virus checks, defragmenting, etc. We turn the monitors off, though, because the computer knows what it’s doing without looking at the screen.image

If your computer doesn’t need to do those tasks, you can set it to “hibernate.” Hibernation powers the computer down to using just 2-3 watts. That’s almost the same as turning it off, but you have the advantage of it being ready to go just by hitting a key or moving the mouse. To find the instructions, click “start” then “help and support” and type “hibernate.”

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