Everything You Need to Know about the Power Options- Shutdown v/s Hibernate v/s Sleep v/s Restart

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  • A comparative study of various available power options in Windows.
  • Advantages of HIBERNATE over others!!
  • How to enable it in the power option menu in Windows!!

Most of us know about only Shut down, Sleep and Restart as the power options in Windows, right? But do you know about the ‘Hibernate‘ power option in Windows, its advantages over others? Well, here’s the comparative study of the different advantages of power options of Windows, especially the benefits of the lesser-known power options.


Well, it’s known to all. It closes all the apps running in the PC and turns it off. Obviously, it’s clear that the PC doesn’t consume any power while in shutting down.


It’s a popular power option for the users frequently using PC in a short time duration. During sleep, the PC stays awake but uses lesser power. Clearly, it doesn’t turn off the PC. So, you’re instantly back to where you left it off when you turn it on.


Now, it’s a power option very few people know and use. Unlike Shutdown, it doesn’t close all the apps but turns the PC off completely. When It’s turned on again you are back exactly where you left it off. It’s noteworthy that the PC doesn’t consume power during hibernation. Noticeably, Hibernation is a combination of both Shutdown and Sleep!!
It has a prominent advantage over others. Say, you have some incomplete works tonight, to be completed the very next day in your laptop. The best option, in this case, is to hibernate, as side by side, it doesn’t consume battery power. But if you keep it in sleep, it’ll deliberately gulp up more power.
If you can’t find it in your power options, just follow the steps given below

Go to SETTINGS and click here
Click here
Click here
Click here
Check the box
Go to Windows button and click power button

And you are done!! Now you can find the Hibernate option in Power Options.


Well, as the name says, it closes up all the apps and turns it on again. Primarily to install updates, the PC needs to be restarted. However, the PC can be refreshed up by restarting it manually.

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