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Energy Saving Modes for Windows Computers

ITD currently updates Windows computers at night and therefore it is important that all Windows computers running the latest ITD release are left on at night and at weekends. If the label under the computer icon on the main screen reads:  Secure or Maintenance, you have the latest ITD release of Windows). All other PCs can be switched off at night and weekends.


Most of the power consumption of a PC is from the monitor and hard disks. By default the monitor is set to switch off after 20 minutes. You may change the setting for the disk drive to 30 minutes. To do this click

            Start - Settings - Control Panel


And then click Power Options and set the settings as below. Do not select the Standby option as then your computer will not be automatically patched and consequently highly liable to become infected with virus/worms etc. Thursdays - Critical Windows Updates

ITD automatically updates PCs running the ITD build with Critical Windows Updates on a Thursday evening.  Staff should shutdown their PCs at night and at weekends to save energy but leave the PC switched on a Thursday evening.

Virus updates are sent out during the day.



If you need to report a computer problem
How to instructions are available - download instructions

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