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Tuesday Tip: Shutdowns and Reboots

By: Chase Petersen

If you work like me, you leave your laptop on all the time.  Simply put it to sleep/hibernate when you leave for the day.  Open the laptop back up in the morning and it is ready to go; but this can cause problems for the machine.

I have started to regularly shut down and reboot my laptop and it has had a valuable increase in productivity to my machine.  By shutting down or rebooting the machine, it restarts its processes and programs, clearing out unnecessary data that is slowing everything down.  On top of increasing the performance of the computer it will increase the lifespan of it too.

It is recommended as the computer ages it is shut down more frequently, to the point where it is shut down every night, but the newer the computer the less frequently it needs to be shut down.

Increase the power and lifespan of your computer by taking an extra minute or two each day when you use it.  I strongly recommend shutting down over the weekend as a compromise if you can’t every day.


Chase Petersen

After graduating from Kennesaw State, Chase, seeking to increase his business acumen while attending law school joined Network 1 Consulting.  Excited about the opportunities at Network 1, Chase is attacking each day to learn all that he can about technology and business.

cpetersen@network1consulting.com or 404-997-7616

Network 1 Consulting is a 21-year-old IT support company in Atlanta, GA. We become – or augment – the IT department for law firms and medical practices. Our IT experts can fix computers, but what our clients value most are the industry-specific best practices we bring to their firms. This is especially important with technology, along with regulations and cyber threats, changing so rapidly. We take a proactive approach to helping our clients use technology to gain and keep their competitive advantage.

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