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  • what is the difference between hibernate and sleep? Which saves more energy if computer is left on?

    I work from home and want to receive alerts when away from my computer.  I want to save money on energy so I want to set my rules for power. 

    But I am unsure of the difference between sleep and hibernate and what they mean I can and can not see and hear while in those states.

    Please explain

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:10 PM

Answers

  • This might help : 

    http://www.howtogeek.com/102897/whats-the-difference-between-sleep-and-hibernate-in-windows/

    If you're on Win 10, connected Standby might help : 

    http://www.umpcportal.com/2015/08/modern-standby-sleep-in-windows-10-overview-tests-fix-tips/


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    • Proposed as answer by ZigZag3143x Thursday, November 17, 2016 1:49 PM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Monday, November 21, 2016 4:52 AM
    Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:35 AM
  • Hi , 

    When you put your PC in Hibernate state, it saves your current programs and then shutdown PC and when you turn it on, you could continue from where you left. When you put your PC into Sleep mode, it also save your programs but it won't shutdown but put your PC into low power usage mode. So, Hibernation will turns off your computer, it saves more energy but you will not see and hear while in Hibernation. Based on your situation, it is better to just set your PC to be place in Sleep when it is idle for a while and you don't need to setup hibernate. When you done with your tasks, you could just shutdown it. 

    Best regards

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    Thursday, November 17, 2016 2:34 AM
  • In addition, you could also refer to this article and check if it helps.

    Shut down, sleep, or hibernate your PC

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13770


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Monday, November 21, 2016 4:52 AM
    Friday, November 18, 2016 6:41 AM

All replies

  • This might help : 

    http://www.howtogeek.com/102897/whats-the-difference-between-sleep-and-hibernate-in-windows/

    If you're on Win 10, connected Standby might help : 

    http://www.umpcportal.com/2015/08/modern-standby-sleep-in-windows-10-overview-tests-fix-tips/


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by ZigZag3143x Thursday, November 17, 2016 1:49 PM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Monday, November 21, 2016 4:52 AM
    Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:35 AM
  • Hi , 

    When you put your PC in Hibernate state, it saves your current programs and then shutdown PC and when you turn it on, you could continue from where you left. When you put your PC into Sleep mode, it also save your programs but it won't shutdown but put your PC into low power usage mode. So, Hibernation will turns off your computer, it saves more energy but you will not see and hear while in Hibernation. Based on your situation, it is better to just set your PC to be place in Sleep when it is idle for a while and you don't need to setup hibernate. When you done with your tasks, you could just shutdown it. 

    Best regards

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Thursday, November 17, 2016 2:34 AM
  • In addition, you could also refer to this article and check if it helps.

    Shut down, sleep, or hibernate your PC

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13770


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Monday, November 21, 2016 4:52 AM
    Friday, November 18, 2016 6:41 AM