Initiating and exiting Hibernation
The system is set at the factory to initiate Hibernation after 30 minutes of inactivity when running on
battery power or when the battery reaches a critical battery level.
The system will not initiate Hibernation when running on external power.
To reduce the risk of information loss, periodically save your work.
Power settings and timeouts can be changed using Power Options in Windows Control Panel.
To initiate Hibernation:
Select Start > Turn Off Computer.
Hold down the
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If the computer is on, briefly slide the power switch.
To exit Hibernation:
Briefly slide the power switch.
The power light turns on and your work returns to the screen where you stopped working.
If you have set a password to be required when the device exits Hibernation, you must enter
your Windows password before your work will return to the screen.
Using power schemes
A power scheme is a collection of system settings that manages how the device uses power. Power
schemes can help you conserve power and maximize device performance.
The following power schemes are available:
Minimal Power Management
You can change the settings of these power plans through Power Options.
Viewing the current scheme
Click the Power Meter icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
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Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options.
Chapter 2 Power management
key and select Hibernate.