Sunday, February 12, 2012

How to Turn Off / Disable Hybrid Sleep Mode In Windows 7, Vista

A great new feature introduced in the Microsoft Windows7  is the “Hybrid Sleep” mode. This is a definite boost from the ordinary “Sleep” feature wherein the unsaved programs and other running programs on the computer were lost in case of a power outage. This was because the Sleep mode would serialize the current state into memory and then shut down all devices other than the RAM. This problem has now been resolved with the “Hybrid Sleep” mode in which the information is saved on the memory as well as a hibernation file similar to the “Hibernate” option.
This function is quite irrelevant for desktop users with UPS backup or those using laptops as these systems are configured to automatically go into hibernation or shutdown as soon as the battery has been reduced to a certain level. Moreover, switching to this feature resulted in the reduction of the performance of the Sleep feature. To turn off and disable the feature follow this step by step process.
Step 1: Click “Start” and select the “Control Panel” option. Redirected to the Control panel page, you need to select the “System and Maintenance” link to view the icon of “Power Options”. This runs the “Power Options Properties” applet.
Step 2: Click on “Select a power plan” tab, and under the “Preferred plans” section, select the option for “Change plan settings”.
Step 3: You are now redirected to the “Change settings for the plan” page. Now click on the “Change advanced power settings” option and under the “Advanced settings” tab, expand the button next to the “Sleep” tree followed by the expansion of the “Allow hybrid sleep” option. Select “Off” from the drop-down list as the value for both “On battery” and “Plugged in” options in your laptops. Click Ok and save the changes.
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