Don’t shutdown, Start Hibernating Windows 10

You should start hibernating Windows 10 instead of shutting it down. Hibernate mode is almost the same thing as fully shutting down your PC, except it save your place in Windows to resume the next time you turn it on. Instead of saving to your RAM like sleep mode, it saves straight to your hard drive so that there’s no chance of losing anything if power is abtuptly cut.

Power usage is nil when your PC is in hibernate mode, but you will experience start times a bit longer than when coming from sleep mode. The time it takes is largely dependent on the hardware in your PC, including RAM and hard drive speeds.


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DIFFERENCE between Shut down and hibernate mode

  • Shut down mode:  This is the power-off state mode of us are familiar with. When you shutdown your PC, all your open programs close and the PC shuts down your operating system. A PC that’s shutdown uses no power. However, when you want to use your PC again you have to boot it up from very start and go through that typical booting process, waiting for your hardware to initialize and startup programs to load.
  • Hibernate mode: Your PC saves its current state to your hard drive, essentially dumping the contents of its memory to a file. When you boot up the PC, it loads the previous state from your hard drive to memory. This allows you to save your computer’s state, including all your open programs and data and come back to it later. It takes longer to resume from hibernate that sleep but hibernate uses less power that sleep. A computer that’s hibernating uses the same amount amount of power as a computer that’s shut down.

how to get ‘hibernate’ mode option on your windows 10

Follow these steps given below to get ‘hibernate’ mode option on your windows 10 device:

Control Panel

  • In the top-left corner, click on Choose what the power button does.

Control Panel

  • After that click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.

Control Panel

  • Than tick on Hibernate and than save settings.

Hibernating Windows 10

  • Now you will see Hibernate option on your power options.

Hibernating Windows 10


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I think you are now aware of shutting down and hibernating your PC. From now I think you may prefer Hibernating your PC instead of Completely Shutting it down.

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