Learn how to set when a Windows 7 computer should go to sleep (hibernate).
- Open the Control Panel in the Start menu.
- Open Power Options in the Control Panel.
Note: If Power Options is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.
- Select Change plan settings next to the power plan you want to set when to hibernate.
- Select when the computer should hibernate in the drop down box(s) next to Put the computer to sleep and then click Save changes.
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