As a comment JBURGHARDT recently volunteered the advice:
You can ........................ set your computer to turn off monitor and hard
drive after 15 min if it is not used; this will save you money and your computer will
be ready any time you want to use. If you turn it off you will have to wait for
computer to boot.
I closed out the question (re printer) before acting on this advice. Now I'd like to know
how to implement it with Windows95.