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Windows 7: Standby vs Sleep?


04 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Standby vs Sleep?

Hey guys I know the difference between sleep and hibernate but whats the differance between sleep and standby?

I usually put my computer into sleep but I just downloaded a desktop widget that I really like that lets me put my computer into "stand by", "shut down", "restart", "hibernate" or "log off" but not sleep so I was just wondering if theres a difference between pressing stand by on the widget or pressing sleep once I hit the arrow next to shutdown on the bottom left? I tried putting it in standby and it seemed to do pretty much the same thing as sleep but the little crescent moon symbol on my Lenovo didn't light up so I'm not sure...

thanks...

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04 Oct 2011   #2

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zedleppelin View Post
Hey guys I know the difference between sleep and hibernate but whats the differance between sleep and standby?

I usually put my computer into sleep but I just downloaded a desktop widget that I really like that lets me put my computer into "stand by", "shut down", "restart", "hibernate" or "log off" but not sleep so I was just wondering if theres a difference between pressing stand by on the widget or pressing sleep once I hit the arrow next to shutdown on the bottom left? I tried putting it in standby and it seemed to do pretty much the same thing as sleep but the little crescent moon symbol on my Lenovo didn't light up so I'm not sure...

thanks...
When I used XPsp3 on my 2004 DELL, they called it Standby. Now I have a Windows 7 2011 DELL and it's called Sleep. Either way the same thing happens.
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05 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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05 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zedleppelin View Post
...whats the differance between sleep and standby?
Nothing - they're just two different names for the same thing
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