1. Hibernation is not same as standby. In Hibernation, Windows copies all data in your RAM to a file and shuts down PC. Later when you wake up from hibenation, Windows copies all data back to RAM. In standby mode, computer is not fully turned off only some parts to save power.
2. How to enable Hibernation?
Open Start Menu > Control Panel > Power Options
. Select the Hibernate
tab. Check Enable hibernation
and click OK. Now you can see hibernation option in shut down menu.
3. How to bring up hibernate menu
If you have enabled Welcome screen then you would not see a drop down list but big icons when you click on Start Menu > Turn off
.You have to press Shift key for it to show up as shown in this picture :
4. How to disable Welcome screen and make drop-down list shown when you select Start Menu > Turn off
Open Start Menu > Control Panel > User Accounts
. Click on Change the way users log on or off
. Un-check the box labeled Use the Welcome screen
. Click Apply Options
to save changes.
Edited by Romeo29, 27 September 2009 - 05:04 PM.