Whether to Make Windows Sleep, Hibernate or Shutdown

When we press the shutdown button on Microsoft Windows, we are presented with at least four choices – shutdown, sleep, hibernate or restart. This feature has left hundreds of Windows users confused. To enlighten us confused users on the subject, let us consult a reliable authority on things that are Windowish – the user manual or online help.

In today’s world where energy efficiency and and green computing is becoming more important, computers adopt what is called a power management system. For most people, power management is defining how a computer behaves when it is not being used for a while. A while may mean a lot of things – like what do we want to happen to our computer when we are out for lunch ( an hour at most), when we are on a plane (a few hours maybe), or when its time for us to get some sleep (at least six to eight hours).

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