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Author Topic: New Vista Sleep Mode for Desktops: Hybrid Sleep Mode  (Read 4406 times)


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New Vista Sleep Mode for Desktops: Hybrid Sleep Mode
« on: June 12, 2007, 02:30 PM »
Here is a welcome new Windows feature for desktop users that would previously required an interruptible power supply to address.

...–Normal Sleep Mode–
With normal sleep mode a computer will go into standby, which is a state your computer can quickly resume from. It basically keeps power flowing through your memory, but just about everything else is shutdown...
...–Hybrid Sleep Mode–
But what about desktop computers? If you put your computer into standby, and then a little bit later your power goes out, everything will be lost. The desktop has no time to put the computer into hibernation like a laptop would, so you’re left with nothing.
Well, not with the new hybrid sleep mode. With this enabled your computer will store the contents of your memory immediately when entering sleep mode.

Kenneth P. Reeder, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Jacksonville, North Carolina  28546