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JRayn
New Contributor I
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NUC5i5RYH Power Off

Quick question.

Does removing the power cable, leaving the box overnight and then re-powering up the next day have any effect either adverse or advantageous?

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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No advantage at all - and lots of disadvantages. Use power management to have it sleep and do maintenance during the unused periods.

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JRayn
New Contributor I
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Thank you for your response. I am intrigued now. What would be the lots of disadvantages?

AlHill
Super User
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Yep, lots of things occur when the lights are out. And, it does not hurt to restart now and then, especially if you are not paying attention to any reboot warnings.

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Regularly disconnecting and connecting power is not good for any electronic device and could cause issues long-term. Spinning HDDs especially don't like it. Having to fully reboot every day is a time penalty. It also means that all maintenance (and Windows 10 does a lot of it!) is done while you are present. Need I go on?

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JRayn
New Contributor I
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Right, I've got it now. Thanks for your input.

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