Hibernate

by Red Hat

A built in feature of Windows that puts your computer in a sleep-like state

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Red Hat

Release: Hibernate 5.10.4

Antivirus check: passed

Last revision: Last week

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Hibernate for Windows is a program built into most PCs running Microsoft Windows. Chances are, you have used it at some point in your life if you are familiar with the Windows OS. Hibernate is a handy feature that essentially allows you to power off your PC without losing anything you are currently working on or viewing. When you power your PC back on, the contents of your screen will be exactly the same as when you put your computer into Hibernate mode. It does this by taking the information which is typically kept on your PCs RAM, and storing it to an alternative source, typically on your computer's hard drive. This has many uses, one of which is not having to tediously go through and save multiple files or tabs in your web browser.

Hibernate is basically a safer "Sleep" mode for your computer. Since "Sleep" mode only stores information on your RAM, if your computer or house has a power failure, the information will be lost for good. This is not the case with Hibernate for Windows since the information is stored on your actual hard drive. In the event of a power failure, your information and files are completely safe. Here are just some of the many great reasons to use Hibernate.

Features:

Allows you to shut down your computer without losing any of your work
  • Power off your PC without needing to save anything
  • Information is stored on your hard drive, so it is safe in the event of a power failure
  • Can reduce electricity used by not having your PC always running
  • User friendly and built into most PCs running windows
  • Can be used in combination with sleep mode to instantly power on and resume where you left off while keeping your information safe on your hard drive
  • Allows you to move your PC between locations without being powered on but still keeping your information safe
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