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Define hibernation & stand by

What does "hibernation" do and what does "stand by' do?

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Hibernation: The computer saves all data currently in memory and all open programs just as they are. It freezes everything in a way. All the saved programs and data are written to the hard drive for storage. That way the computer can sit for a long time without drawing power to keep the open programs and data saved. However, it will take a longer time to wake up the computer.

Standby: The computer does not save open programs and data to the hard drive. Instead it keeps everything open and simply goes into a super lower power state. The memory receives a constant stream of minor power so that it can keep the programs and data in memory until the computer is woken back up. The computer will wake up much quicker but will draw power slowly as it sits in Standby mode.

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Click Start >> Control Panel >> Power Options >> A dialog box will open, there will be a Hibernate Tab at the top of it >> Check the option there "Enable Hibernation".
When Done, click Start and Turn off computer, The three buttons you see one will be Stand By. Press and hold the Shift key. Stand By will become hibernate. Click it. You are done.

If you have any issues following it, do tell me.
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Generally all Windows OS has an option for sleep & hibernate.

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Fig. 1. Windows VISTA Start Menu. To put Windows VISTA to Sleep or Hibernate, click the small arrow head right next the Lock icon then click Sleep or Hibernate.

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Fig. 2. Windows 7 Start Menu.
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