How to Turn off or Power Off a computer System Properly
Turning/Powering off a computer system is very essential to do after making use it.
So many people don’t know how to turn/power off their computer system properly after use instead they turn it off anyhow.
How to Turn Off a Computer System Properly
There are so many options available to turn off a computer system after use depending on the kind of operating system (either the type of windows, Linux, MAC) installed on it.
We will be focusing on turning off computer system properly using any kind of windows operating system (i.e. windows XP, windows 7, windows 8, windows 8.1, windows 10)
To turn off a computer system with windows operating system, the following options are available and discussed below:
*Sleep: Sleep mode makes the computer system stays on but uses low power. Application also stay on so when the computer system wakes up, you will be instantly back to where you left off.
*Hibernate: Hibernate mode turns off the computer system but applications stay open. When the computer system is turned on, you will be back to where you left off.
*Shut Down: Shut Down mode closes all the applications and turns off the computer system.
*Restart: Restart mode closes all applications, turn off the computer system and then turns the computer system on again.
Which is the best way to turn off the computer system after use between “Shut Down” and “Hibernate”?
After so many researches and practical, we were able to make conclusion on the best way power off a computer system between shutting the computer system down or hibernating the computer system.
We then concluded that hibernating a computer system after use is the best way to power off a computer system and way much better than shutting the computer system down.
Take a look at this, have you ever noticed that even in the movies we watch (I mean mostly Hollywood), whenever someone wants to work on his/her computer system, you will notice that the computer system does not reboot from the beginning instead it resumes to where it is left off. That is what hibernation does and not shutting down.
Moreover, shutting down the computer system always might lead to shortage of battery life in the computer system.
When is restarting a computer system needed?
There are sometimes that restarting a computer system Is really compulsory (or necessary). The following are some of the reason a computer system is needed to be restarted:
*When an operating system or any other applications is downloaded and installed: It is compulsory to restart a computer system after an operation system (examples are any version of Windows, Linux, MAC, etc.) or any other applications is downloaded and installed on it. This is needed to complete the installation and operation of the operating system or applications and to ensure it works perfectly without encountering any error.
*When the operating system or any applications is updated: Another time a computer system should be restarted is when the operation system (examples are any version of Windows, Linux, MAC, etc.) or any other applications require for an update and you finally update it. Once they are updated, the computer system needs to be restarted in other to add the newest features to the operating system or applications and for them to run smoothly without and delay or crash.
*When there is a slight error or problem with the system: It is also necessary to restart a computer system whenever it is experiencing a slight error or problem while using it. The errors or problems might be corrected or solves once the computer system is restarted before thinking of another step to take or taking it to an engineer.
When should a computer system be put in Sleep Mode?
A computer system can be put into sleep mode when you want to do something different that might take a short period of time while you are working on your computer system. Putting the computer system in sleep mode mean you are coming back to work on it in a short period of time but if you will be away from it for a longer period of time or you want to take a nap, it is then better to hibernate it instead of putting it in sleep mode to save battery life of the computer system.
- It is very advisable to hibernate the computer system after use and not shutting it down.
- It is necessary to restart a computer system after installation and update of an operation system or applications.
- Do not sleep the computer system when you will be away for a longer period or take a nap.
- Only sleep the computer when you want to eat or be away for a very short period of time.
- It is also advisable to always restart or reboot the computer system once it encounters a slight error or problem.