Are there reasons not to leave my machine logged in and running overnight? The start up process takes about 5 minutes and it drives me crazy. I think this is due to Kaspersky inmternet security. Can I just leave the thing running overnight and shut down on the weekends?
Good question. It is a matter of utility. Waiting for a set-up is a different dynamic, it is necessary and good "utility". Waiting for the machine to fire up is a waste of time. The coffeee maker is on a timer so it is ready, exercise, hygene,breakfast all have their place as well. It is the start up time that is the gross inefficincy each morning.
BTW Fat, have you revisited thatn robust bollinger indie of yours? I was waiting to download because you hintind that you might revise.
Add me to the list, mine takes 5 mins as well. I leave it on 24/7 basically(won't hurt it...been doing it for years).
One thing you might try though is a program called "Autoruns " from www.sysinternals, it's free. You can do it other ways as well but the point is you can change what programs get started when you boot up. In other words you can choose to not start unnecessary programs that slow down the process.
Also if you have a UPS, it is worth the money to invest in Green UPS's. Otherwise the UPS is likely to use near full-load wattage even if what is attached does not, meaning a 1000W UPS is pulling close to 1000W even if you don't have that much plugged in to it. Green UPS's will pay for themselves over time.
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