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should I turn off my computer when I go om vacation?

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should I turn off my desktop when I go on vacation, in the event ther is a thunderstorm?

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Yes you should.

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As a general rule of thumb it is best to always turn your computer completely off (full shutdown) if you will be away from it for a long period of time. Personally, I shut my systems down each night.

 

As far as a thunderstorm is concerned, the best way to protect your computer is via a surge protector since a power surge can still damage your computer even if it is turned off.

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Yes, turn it off.  I also agree that computers should be turned off when you are "done" for the day.  I have aquantainces that do not ever turn them off.  Their computers never seem to last a long.  My last computer at the office lasted over six years and was fine until space on the HD and memory became an issue.  My last Home Computer was almost a teenager before it was replaced.  If fact I just recently gave away my old Packard-Bell computer (Windows 95) and it still worked!  I do still have my Heath-Zenith (Cost $ 3000.00 new! With Zenith-DOS.)  -Have a good vacation! 

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