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Restart Times

Friday, April 13th, 2007 by | Filed Under: Uncategorized

Restart Times

Have you ever wondered how often you should shut down your computer and then restart it? I don’t know about all of you, but there’s always been a question in my mind about how many times a week (or day or month, etc.) I should be restarting my computer. I mean, does every computer need a certain amount of rest time or are they more durable than we may think? Well, allow me to explain some of your options!

To be honest, there really isn’t a certain time frame set up for computers when it comes to shutting down and restarting them. There’s no minimum or maximum requirement for any computer. Now, if your computer is requesting that you restart it (for example, after an update), then you should oblige, but otherwise, it’s not going to harm your computer to leave it on for an extended period of time.

The only time I can think of that you should be restarting your computer on a regular basis is when you’re having some system problems. The restart function often helps troubleshoot certain issues. Restarting your computer can really help fix any abnormal problems your computer may be experiencing as well. That probably happens more often than you think. So, while it’s a good idea to shut down your computer every once in awhile (just to give it a breather), you don’t have to do it every single day. I’d say once a week is a good rule to go by. Of course, do what you want, but I urge you to keep this tip in mind as well. And that’s all I have to say about that!

~ Erin

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