Ask the Readers: Do You Shutdown, Hibernate, or Put Your Computer to Sleep When Not Using It? [Poll]
Each person has their own way of dealing with their computers when not using them. This week we want to know what you do with your computer when not using it.
Photo by Sarah G.
The option you choose will most likely depend on how long you will not be using your computer. It could also depend on whether you are using a desktop PC or a laptop.
Going to be gone for just a short while? Sleep/Standby mode works really well and restores almost instantly. If you are going to be away from the laptop for a while, Hibernate is probably the better choice—or you can just turn your PC off entirely, or leave it on. Everyone has their own style and this week we want to know what yours is. Let us know in the comments!
Now that you have finished with the poll we hope that you will enjoy looking through some of our articles on this week’s topic.
- How To Manage Hibernate Mode in Windows 7
- Re-Enable Hibernate Option in Windows Vista
- XP: Enable or Disable Hibernation
- Create a Shortcut to Put Your Windows Computer into Hibernation
- Re-Enable Sleep Mode in Windows Vista
- Disable Hybrid Sleep Mode in Windows Vista
- Stop the Mouse From Waking Up Your Computer from Sleep Mode
- Stop Windows Update from Hijacking the Sleep/Shutdown Button
- Fix “Sleep Mode Randomly Waking Up” Issue in Windows Vista
- Change the Windows 7 or Vista Power Buttons to Shut Down/Sleep/Hibernate
- Published 09/29/10