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Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time by Lance Whitney

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Hibernating Windows

You can use most of the same settings and options to put Windows 8 into hibernate mode as you do to shut it down, restart it, or put it to sleep. Putting Windows into hibernate mode moves all of your current applications, documents, and data from memory onto the hard drive to preserve your current state. When the PC comes out of hibernate mode, everything that was saved is then restored into memory so you can pick up exactly where you left off. Resuming your work after Windows comes out of hibernate mode takes a bit longer than if it is coming out of sleep mode. This task explains how to hibernate your PC.

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1 Access the Shut down settings: From the desktop, hover your mouse in the lower-right hot corner to display the Charms bar. Click the Settings charm. Click Control Panel at the top of the desktop sidebar. Click the Hardware and Sound category and then click the Power Options subcategory. From Power Options, click the Choose what the power button does setting on the left sidebar.

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2 Display the Hibernate command: In the Define power buttons and turn on password protection section, click the Change settings that are currently unavailable option. Scroll down to ...

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