Solved Reboot parameters?


Alexey2912

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Hi,

My Dell 5510 laptop is on almost 24/7. I work on it and occasionally watch movies.....

My question is when should I reboot it?

What parameters are a sign for a reboot, besides W11 updates requiring one?

Thanks.
 
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    Dell Inspirion 5510
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    core 17 11th gen
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    16 GB DDR4 @3200 MHz
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    1 TB SSD M.2 NVMe
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    Dell Premier Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard and Mouse – KM7321W
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    Brave.
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    Edifier speakers. (Thanks to @Edwin).
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I only restart my laptop when Windows Update requires it or if I start having a problem with an app (like acting slow/non-responsive)... other than that, why bother?
 

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Alexey2912

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I only restart my laptop when Windows Update requires it or if I start having a problem with an app (like acting slow/non-responsive)... other than that, why bother?

I had a similar thought, wanted to confirm from expert members like you and the rest.

Thanks again!
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspirion 5510
    CPU
    core 17 11th gen
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4 @3200 MHz
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD M.2 NVMe
    Keyboard
    Dell Premier Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard and Mouse – KM7321W
    Browser
    Brave.
    Other Info
    Edifier speakers. (Thanks to @Edwin).
  • Operating System
    W11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    XPS Special Edition
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel® Core i7-11700 processor
    Memory
    32 GB, 2 x 16 GB, DDR4, 2933 MHz, dual channel
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB GDDR6
    Hard Drives
    2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

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I had a similar thought, wanted to confirm from expert members like you and the rest.

Thanks again!
As @Archigos says, you only need to do it when something is not responsive, but it really depends what you are doing e.g. registry changes often do not kick in until rebooted. Backup/Restore tools often require reboots. Also Windows's cleanup of temporary garbage (a factor in responsiveness) leaves a lot to be desired.

One of the biggest issues about not rebooting is you can get complacent about saving data. So personally, I would say you should boot once a day just to keep things running sweet rather than waiting for issues to build up, and to ensure you save data at the end of the day (of course, you should save much more frequently than that). .

There is no right or wrong - server versions of Windows are designed to run 24/7.

Also, turning off pc saves energy (provided you turn off mains adapter as well - these days every penny counts!

In the end, you have to play it by ear.
 

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    I7
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    16 GB
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    Integrated Intel Iris XE
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    Realtek built in
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Alexey2912

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As @Archigos says, you only need to do it when something is not responsive, but it really depends what you are doing e.g. registry changes often do not kick in until rebooted. Backup/Restore tools often require reboots. Also Windows's cleanup of temporary garbage (a factor in responsiveness) leaves a lot to be desired.

One of the biggest issues about not rebooting is you can get complacent about saving data. So personally, I would say you should boot once a day just to keep things running sweet rather than waiting for issues to build up, and to ensure you save data at the end of the day (of course, you should save much more frequently than that). .

There is no right or wrong - server versions of Windows are designed to run 24/7.

Also, turning off pc saves energy (provided you turn off mains adapter as well - these days every penny counts!

In the end, you have to play it by ear.

🙏 For sharing in-depth expert advice.

Have a great day!
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspirion 5510
    CPU
    core 17 11th gen
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4 @3200 MHz
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD M.2 NVMe
    Keyboard
    Dell Premier Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard and Mouse – KM7321W
    Browser
    Brave.
    Other Info
    Edifier speakers. (Thanks to @Edwin).
  • Operating System
    W11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    XPS Special Edition
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel® Core i7-11700 processor
    Memory
    32 GB, 2 x 16 GB, DDR4, 2933 MHz, dual channel
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB GDDR6
    Hard Drives
    2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
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