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Leaving Laptop on all the time

Is it safe to do this? I have been leaving it on all the time as if it were a desktop. I have an Inspiron 1525

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Notebooks aren't designed for 24/7 operation - you can use it that way, but as would be the case with running your car 24/7 you'll shorten its lifespan by doing so.

 

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Is it safe to do this? I have been leaving it on all the time as if it were a desktop. I have an Inspiron 1525

 

I wouldn't.  In stead I would use the sleep function within Vista.  I use it for my desktop and it not only saves Energy, but it will lengthen the lifespan of your components.  There is a great little program called Auto Power-On & Shut-Down.  You can schedule your laptop to kick into sleep/hibernation and then have it back on by let's say 0600.  In no way am I affiliated with this software company...just makes this task easier.

 

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Is the program free and where can we download it from?

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Is the program free and where can we download it from?

 

Can be found http://www.lifsoft.com/.  30 day evaluation....reasonable cost....

 

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