Configuring Sleep Mode in Windows® System
Get to know more about configuring Windows sleep mode settings
Windows operating systems have a lot of features for assisting the user in making the computing process more user friendly. Windows also provides options for saving power that is consumed by the system while processing the computers. Such options are included as power options on the systems. They are sleep mode, hibernate option, Hybrid sleep, standby etc. Among the power options, sleep mode has more power saving ability. While the system is in sleep mode, currently running programs would be preserved in the RAM and the system power consumption would get reduced. As a result the user can save power consumption. The sleep mode would automatically change the system settings as configured by the user.
Discussed below are the tips to configure sleep mode in Windows system:
- Need for Configuring Sleep Mode
- Steps to Enable Sleep Mode
- Tips to Know
Need for Configuring Sleep Mode
The sleep mode should be enabled on the user systems for providing better support for power saving options on the system. The sleep mode reduces power consumption of the system by turning off the system if the device is kept stable for a long time. The user can resume from the sleep mode if needed with the option to restore currently programs.
Steps to Enable Sleep Mode
The sleep mode on Windows systems can be enabled from 'Control Panel'. The folders and options may be slightly different according to the operating system. Open the Control Panel window and click on 'Power' options. If the option is not there, click on 'Performance and maintenance' option. In the 'Power options' section, the user can enable sleep mode by selecting appropriate options. The time limit for the system to enable sleep mode can be configured there. Other sleep mode options like hibernate and hybrid sleep options are present in the window in case of new Windows operating systems.
While enabling sleep mode, the user should provide an appropriate time as limit for the system to change to sleep mode. The selected time should be reasonable according to the user interaction on the system. Never enable sleep options while surfing the Internet and downloading videos or while doing presentations on the system. Configure power options according to the need of the user.
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