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By learninmypc
Sep 30, 2013
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  1. Normally, 99.999% of the time I just shut it down completely but I'd like to know what "sleep" means?
    Does that mean if I do so, upon opening the lid it'll be where I left it at?
    I notice in Control Panel>Power Options>System Settings whether its on battery or plugged in , it shows sleep. :)
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,151   +943

    I recommend sleeping the laptop if you are gonna use it after you close it within the next few hours. Otherwise shut it down.
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  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,806   +259

    Ok & thank you.(y)
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  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,643   +364

    Options are listed under the Power Profile.

    There is a difference between Sleep & hibernate.
    1. Sleep halts the processsor and keeps memory active with a trickle of battery power. The longer the duration of Sleeping, the more the battery is drained.
    2. Hiberation writes memory to hiberfil.sys, alters the boot and performs a full shutdown and uses no power to keep the memory refreshed. You can restart from hiberation DAYS later and resume where you left off.
    I hibernate whenever I leave the pc for more that just a few minutes.
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  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,806   +259

    Thank you. Its nice to have this info. I finally found the user manual online & downloaded it.
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,806   +259

    Ok, putting it in hybernate, what do I do to get it back to the desktop? TIA :)
    I just found this
    is that correct?
  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +626

    Hibernate = shutdown while saving your open programs.

    So if you Hibernate with a Word doc open and some browser tabs, this is what you will see when you boot up.
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,806   +259

    Ok, thank you. I usually close out everything first, just not used to doing that. This is the first "new" laptop I've had so I'm learning. :)

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