Thursday, 24 October 2013

Control how Windows locks down and saves power when you're not using it


It is better to lock Windows when you are not using your computer or away from it. It will save power and let you stay safe. In this tutorial, we are giving three ways to suspend Windows.



It is a security option which displays login screen or the screen saver of your choice. It doesn’t save power. You can set up Windows to lock itself when not in use. For this, in Windows 7 click “Start”, type “Screen Saver” and select “Change Screen Saver.” In Windows 8, type screen saver, click or tap “Settings”, and select “Change screen saver.” For locking screen automatically, check the “On resume” option and set the wait option to a suitable number of minutes.



In Sleep mode, Windows goes into a suspended state and requires very less amount of electricity. On pressing power button, it will ask you for a password and takes you back where you left it. For setting this in Windows 7, click “Start”, type “sleep”, and select “Change when the computer sleeps.” In Windows 8's start screen, type “sleep”, click or tap “Settings”, then choose “Change when the computer sleeps.”



Hibernating PC use no energy at all. By copying everything in RAM to the hard drive, the PC gets shut off entirely. On rebooting, everything is loaded back into RAM.
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