Hibernation,a handy alternative for regular ‘Turn-off’ or ‘Stand-by’ options.Hibernation saves the current state of your computer to a hard disk file,when you turn on your machine again,it starts from where you have left off.That means you can go ahead with work that you were doing like you can continue with the Document/Spread sheet that you were preparing or you can continue with the blog post that you have left in the middle or anything.One thing that you have to compromise is that Enabling this option means virtually losing the Disk space equivalent to your RAM’s size.For instance if your Physical RAM is 512 MB one then you have to allocate 503 MB for hibernation file[Hiberfil.sys-hidden system file].
Let’s see how can Hibernation be enabled[Only for Windows XP or later versions]
- Go to Control Panel first.
- Switch to ‘Classic View’
- Find ‘Power Options’ in the list.
- Go to ‘Hibernate’ tab in the Power Options
- Check on the ‘Enable hibernation’ option.
You are done,Now that you have enabled Hibernation on your machine,you need to Press ‘H’ when Turn off/Log off Screen appears.[Key ‘U’ is used for regular Turn off and H for Hibernation].
Learn more about Hibernation from Microsoft’s Support site.
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