What is the difference between computer hibernation, sleep and shutdown? Introduction to the differences between the three

Time:2022-1-11

What is the difference between computer hibernation, sleep and shutdown? In fact, the three are different from each other in shutdown mode. Let’s give you a detailed introduction. Let’s have a look!

Shut down

1. Shut down, the computer will be powered off, restart the computer, and the operating system will read the system files again.

Practical application: if you don’t use the computer for a long time, you can choose to turn it off (environmental protection and energy saving).

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2. Once the shutdown button has a yellow warning sign, it means that the update patch of the operating system has been downloaded. The user needs to install the system patch after shutdown. At this time, you need to keep the open files and leave enough time for the system to update the patch automatically (there will be an installation process after restarting).

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Sleep:

1. Hibernation is to save the running program of the current operating system in memory, and then power off.

Practical application: if you have something to leave the computer and want to continue when you come back, but don’t want to save these operations one by one, you can use hibernation (you can start quickly).

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2. When you enable the computer again, just click the start button to quickly enter the process of restoring windows. This is because the operating system reads the files in memory much faster than the files in the hard disk.

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3. At this time, the account selection interface will be entered: the computer has been locked, click the user to enter, or switch users.

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4. To turn off hibernation, you can set it in the power option of the control panel (you can also use the command to delete the hibernation file in the system disk).

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Sleep:

1. Sleep, compared with sleep, this mode also saves the current working program in memory, but it has not been powered off.

In practical application, because the power has not been cut off, moving the keyboard and mouse can wake up the system. It is more suitable for downloading large files and using the computer at any time.

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2. The difference between sleep and sleep is that the hard disk indicator has not been turned off. Sleep can wake up the system at any time (but sleep cannot wake up the system).

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3. Both hibernation and sleep will keep a file of several gigabytes in the system disk (related to the memory size). If you don’t use these functions, you can try to delete it (make room).

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cancellation:

Logoff is also a mode in shutdown.

Practical application, more suitable for multi-user system, can easily switch back and forth between multi-users.

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But there is one thing to note: many operations need to restart the computer to take effect. Sometimes using logoff is invalid (you must restart and shut down the computer to take effect).

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Restart:

1. Restart is a widely used operation mode, especially after updating patches and drivers, there will be a confirmation that the restart will take effect, and even the operating system will complete the restart operation by itself.

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2. Of course, you can also end explorer Exe process to complete the effect of rapid restart. (refer to corresponding experience articles for specific setting steps) ↙

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The above is the introduction of the difference between computer sleep, sleep and shutdown. Now you have understood it. I hope it can help you!