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June 25, 2010 6:28:18 PM

Hi, I am a rank novice at the whole tech-world, but am trying to learn as quickly as possible so please be patient w/ me. I have an IBM laptop (an old one) and am running XP Pro. Because I am using it for some international business that I'm involved in, I am leaving it on 24hrs. a day. I have been told that this is OK, but I am a bit wary of this advice. I am wondering if someone can tell me if this is right? And if I do, is there some things I should be aware of if I use this practice? Thank you for your help... Jeffrey

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June 25, 2010 8:44:59 PM

Copperhead 1 said:
Hi, I am a rank novice at the whole tech-world, but am trying to learn as quickly as possible so please be patient w/ me. I have an IBM laptop (an old one) and am running XP Pro. Because I am using it for some international business that I'm involved in, I am leaving it on 24hrs. a day. I have been told that this is OK, but I am a bit wary of this advice. I am wondering if someone can tell me if this is right? And if I do, is there some things I should be aware of if I use this practice? Thank you for your help... Jeffrey




You may wan to go into the power settings and allow your hard drives to turn off after a specified period of time of non-use to save mechanical wear on them.
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June 25, 2010 10:59:26 PM

Oh, thank you so much for your reply. If you might be kind enough to direct me about how to find such settings as you describe I will be forever grateful. Jeffrey
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June 26, 2010 2:05:15 AM

Right-click anywhere on the desktop, select properties, select the screensaver tab, select the button labeled Power, and select from the various choices for monitor, hard disks, etc.
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July 3, 2010 1:28:00 AM

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