Enable Hibernation in Windows® 7
Are you aware of the reasons to enable hibernation in Windows 7 system and want tips to do so?
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. Windows based computer systems have two different low power state, they are standby and hibernation state. Windows 7 has the standard features of hibernation and standby, which put the computer into a low level state. Booting Windows 7 into hibernation mode saves the current settings and it drastically reduces the battery usage. Standby is similar to hibernation but it does not save your currently running programs. In standby mode, information is saved only to short term memory and is lost if the power is turned off. Hibernation mode is ideal when you want to quit working but resume later with your computer system exactly as you left it.
Following points explain about the need to enable hibernation in Windows 7 and the tips to do so:
- Need to enable hibernation
- Disk space
- Tips to enable
Need to enable hibernation
Hibernation is the process in which your Windows 7 based computer system stores all the content of the RAM to the hard disk, which will save the content of your desktop and keep some programs running up until you boot up your computer. This can be done by saving it to a file or saving it to another hard drive partition in your computer. Hibernating is a great way to quickly boot up your computer system to the previous state in which you left it.
Hibernate feature on a Windows 7 computer system saves all of the information in the memory to the hard disk. This means that the user must have an equivalent amount of disk space available for your amount of memory. If you have 512 MB RAM installed on your computer, you must have at least 512 MB of available disk space on your hard disk for the hibernate feature to work properly.
To enable hibernate mode on your system, save all your work you are doing and close the programs that you do not need running. Then, click the 'Start' button at the bottom left corner of your desktop screen and click the ‘Turn off’ button. Then put your mouse pointer over the 'Standby' button and hold down 'Shift' button on your keyboard. This will reveal the 'Hibernate' button. While holding 'Shift', click on the 'Hibernate' button.
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