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Windows 7: Sleep settings

19 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Sleep settings

What exactly is standby? Can the computer sleep with the hard disks on?

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19 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

I never use any of it so I don't understand either. I was just reading about this.

What's the difference between sleep, hibernate, and hybrid sleep?

Sleep is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player—the computer immediately stops what it’s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working.

Hibernation is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops. While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer. Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power. On a laptop, use hibernation when you know that you won't use your laptop for an extended period and won't have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.

Hybrid sleep is designed primarily for desktop computers. Hybrid sleep is a combination of sleep and hibernate—it puts any open documents and programs in memory and on your hard disk, and then puts your computer into a low-power state so that you can quickly resume your work. That way, if a power failure occurs, Windows can restore your work from your hard disk. When hybrid sleep is turned on, putting your computer into sleep automatically puts your computer into hybrid sleep. Hybrid sleep is typically turned on by default on desktop computers.
Sleep and hibernation: frequently asked questions

I'm working but this link should get both of us caught up on the subject. Have a good one Jonathan.
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19 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

Windows 7 is ready when you are. When resuming from Standby, Windows 7 is designed to reconnect to your wireless network faster so your PC will be ready to use in seconds. You'll spend even less time waiting for your PC to be ready if you use the Sleep mode

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19 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Now I am confused. Why is there no option to enable/disable hybrid sleep on my system? Another thing: why is there a setting to turn off the hard disk after a given time? If I turn off the HD, how will it affect standby?
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19 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

Here's another thread we can read.

Windows 7 (Sleep, Terminate, Stand By)
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19 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64

No, that was not relevant.
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