Mastering Windows 8 Power Settings
Today on Tom's IT Pro: Windows 8: Sleep and Hibernation Settings.
In his last article for Tom's IT Pro, IT consultant and writer Guy Thomas extends his ongoing overview of Windows 8 to understanding the upcoming operating system’s power options. As Guy points out, Windows 8 offers quit a few sleep and hibernation settings. There are so many, users may have difficulty finding information about their exact situation when troubleshooting, however.
Not to worry. The article (available here) describes a number of hibernation and sleep scenarios to help you wrap your head around Windows 8's snoozing habits. In addition to detailing Windows 8’s power options, Guy—among other things—demonstrates how Microsoft altered the settings from Windows 7, exactly where to manage and troubleshoot them, and how there is no longer a Standby setting, a part of Windows since XP.
Here are additional articles Guy’s written about Windows 8:
- Mastering Windows 8 File Search: Use these techniques to find files easily in Microsoft's next-gen OS.
- Windows 8's Local Security Policy Editor: Secpol provides built-in security management for Windows 8 group policies.
- Windows 8 Virtualization: Hyper-V 3.0: Run the next generation hypervisor on your Windows 8 desktop.
- Windows 8: How to Index Files:Tune up Windows 8 index service to accelerate file searches.
- Windows 8 Administrative Shares: How to work around Windows 8's disabled admin shares.
- Windows 8 Remote Desktop: Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks for Windows 8 Remote Desktop Connection.
- Inside Windows 8's Metro UI: Microsoft charms with a new user interface.
- Let's Install Windows 8: Just how easy is it to install Windows 8, so far?
- Overview: New Windows 8 Features: Windows 8 perfects old concepts.
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