HP Compaq Presario that runs 24/7

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I have an old HP Compaq Presario laptop that runs Windows XP for 24/7 without unplugging the battery. I want to know if this is advisable that the laptop is working all the time. Is it secure or will it cause harm to my computer system? I downloaded and installed Windows updates that sum up to a huge file size. Please send me some advice regarding this matter. Thanks.

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HP Compaq Presario that runs 24/7

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Any device will surely wear out if you do not let it rest for awhile. Same goes for our computers. It is not really advisable to have a computer running 24 by 7 without turning it off and letting it cool down. Even if we do have sufficient ventilation on the device, having it turn off for about an hour or two would really make a big difference. If you are the only using the computer, there is no risk on the security. Slow response and frequent hanging would be what you should be thinking about. That is what your computer would be experiencing if it does not get enough rest as well.

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HP Compaq Presario that runs 24/7

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The laptop running 24/7 is not a problem, but having your battery connected to the power source all that time is a problem. It is advisable that once you have your battery full you disconnect it from the battery so that it uses that battery charge until the point when it is it warns you to connect the battery again. That is a measure that will help improve the lifespan of  your laptop battery.

But in case you find the process of connecting the charger to the power source and disconnecting after some time tedious, then you can as well just unplug the battery so that the laptop will be connected directly to the power source. The risk in that is that when there a power outage, the laptop will immediately go off.

-Mathew Stone

 

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