How I can Hibernate Windows XP

How I can Hibernate Windows XP

Hibernate (Hibernation) is a feature of Windows XP operating systems where the contents and programs that were running on the OS keep as it is, while Windows XP goes to the state of inactivity. When your Windows XP hibernates, it stores whatever it has in memory (the contents of RAM) on the hard disk and the shut down. When the computer is restarted it comes out of hibernation and reloads the content of memory which wrote on the hard disk to returns to its previous state.

To use Hibernate feature first of all we need to enable hibernation support on Windows XP. You must be an administrator or a member of the Administrators or Power Users group. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may prevent this procedure.

Steps to enable hibernation support on Windows XP

  1. Open Control Panel – Click Start, click Control Panel, (Start > Run or Window + r then type ‘control’), and then click Power Options.
  2. Click the Hibernate tab, and then select the Enable hibernate support check box. If the Hibernate tab is not available, your hardware does not support this feature.
  3. Click OK to close the Power Options dialog box. Now we are ready with the Hibernate (Hibernation) feature of Windows XP.

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Hibernate Windows XP

  1. Click on "Start" and navigate to "Turn off computer".
  2. You will see the Shut Down dialog box with three options–Stand By, Turn Off or Restart.
  3. Press and hold the Shift key. "Stand By" option will switch to "Hibernate".
  4. Click the Hibernate button, then Windows XP go into Hibernation mode and your system will shut down.

Hibernate Windows XP

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