How often should I reboot or restart my computer?
There is no minimum or maximum amount of times a computer should be restarted. Unless your computer is requesting that it be restarted or that it needs to reboot leaving your computer on without restarting will not harm the computer in anyway.
Restarting your computer can also be an effective troubleshooting step if it is experiencing issues that cannot be resolved.
- Is it better to leave the computer on or turn it off?
- See the reboot definition for further information and related links.
- Computer hardware help and support.