How to Put a Desktop Computer to Sleep

How to Put a Desktop Computer to Sleep. By putting your desktop computer to sleep, you save power when your computer is idle. Standby and hibernation are two different kinds of sleep. These instructions are for Windows 98.

Manually Putting Your Computer on Standby

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First, save all of your work. Information in computer memory is not saved while your computer is on standby.

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From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel, then Power Management.

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Click Standby Beside When I Push the Power Button.

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Push the Power button.

Automatically Putting Your Computer on Standby

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Save all work before leaving your computer.

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From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.

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Double-click Power Management.

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Set the times that you want your system to go on standby, to shut off the monitor and to shut off the hard disks.

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Click OK. Your computer will go on standby according to the schedule you have entered.

Putting Your Computer in Hibernation

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From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.

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Double-click Power Settings.

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Click on the Advanced tab.

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At the When I Push the Power Button On My Computer screen, click Hibernate.

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Click the Power button.