Putting your Windows computer to sleep is a great way to save energy when you’re not using it. It may be better than shutting down because you can resume work with minimal delay.
If you prefer to put your computer to sleep rather than shut it down, there are several options. Let’s explore all the different ways to put your Windows computer to sleep.
The most popular way to put a Windows computer to sleep is[スタート]How to use the menu. Here are the same steps:
- click start icon on the taskbar key to victory Open the start menu.
- click power icon It’s in the lower right corner.
- select sleep from the menu that appears
[スタート]Can’t find the sleep option in the menu? Check out our guide on how to restore missing sleep options in Windows.
The Windows Power User Menu gives you quick access to many system tools and settings. Here’s how to use it to put your computer to sleep:
- Right-click start icon in the taskbar, or Win + X Keyboard shortcut for opening the power user menu.
- select Shut down or Sign out > Sleep.
3. Use the sleep key on your keyboard
Many Windows laptops and computers come with a dedicated sleep key that allows you to quickly enter sleep mode. The exact location of this key depends on the make and model of your computer.
The sleep key usually has Crescent Moon or goo goo icon.You can press that key while holding down a key function Also Fn Press the key to put Windows into sleep mode.
4. Convert the power button into a sleep button
Doesn’t your keyboard have a dedicated sleep button? Why not use the power button on your desktop or laptop to put Windows to sleep? should be configured to function as Method is as follows.
- Open the app using one of the many ways to open Control Panel.
- Click the dropdown menu in the top right corner and select big icon.
- select power options.
- click Choose what the power button does From the left sidebar.
- Use the dropdown menu next to when i press the power button select sleep.
- click Save changes bottom button.
Now when you press the physical power button on your machine, your PC will immediately go to sleep.
Another way to put your Windows computer to sleep is to use the Ctrl + Alt + Delete menu. Use the following steps to do this:
- press Ctrl + Alt + Delete Select on the keyboard to open the options screen.
- click power icon in the lower right corner sleep from the list.
6. Use the Alt + F4 keyboard shortcut
[Windows のシャットダウン]A dialog allows you to easily shut down or restart your Windows computer. But did you know that you can also use it to put your computer to sleep?
- press Victory + D Quickly go to your desktop.
- press Alt + F4 keyboard click to[Windows のシャットダウン]Open the dialog.
- Use the dropdown menu to select sleep and hit have understood.
7. Using Command Prompt or PowerShell
Another way to put your Windows computer to sleep is to use a command-line utility. Your computer’s hibernate mode must be disabled for this to work. Here’s how:
- press Win + X Open the power user menu.
- select Terminal (administrator) from the list.
- In the console, enter the following command, input Disable hibernation mode.
powercfg -h off
Disabling hibernate mode allows you to put the computer to sleep with a text command. To do this, open a command prompt or PowerShell on your PC.Type the following command in the console and press input.
rundll32.exe powrprof.dll, SetSuspendState Sleep
As soon as you run the above command, your PC will go into sleep mode.
8. Set automatic sleep mode in Windows
You can also configure your Windows computer to automatically go into sleep mode after a period of inactivity. Here are the same steps:
- press win + me Open the Settings app.
- invite System > Power & Battery.
- Click the down arrow next to screen and sleep.
- Click the dropdown menu next to On battery power, put the device to sleep afterWhen Once connected, put the device to sleep and then Select the amount of time before Windows goes to sleep.
9. Create a desktop shortcut to put Windows to sleep
If you don’t want to go through the lengthy steps, you can create a desktop shortcut and use it to put your computer into sleep mode.
Hibernate mode must be disabled on Windows computers for this to work. Once that’s done, use the following steps to create a desktop shortcut to put your computer to sleep.
- Right-click anywhere on the desktop and New > Shortcut.
- [ショートカットの作成]window, enter the following command in the text field, Next.
rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0
- Enter an appropriate name for the shortcut and click end.
Double-clicking that shortcut puts the computer into sleep mode.
Conveniently, you can also use keyboard shortcuts to put your computer to sleep. If you’re interested in this, check out our guide on how to use keyboard shortcuts to shut down or sleep Windows and follow the instructions there.
Different ways to put your Windows computer to sleep
[スタート]Putting your Windows computer to sleep is very easy, whether you use the menu sleep option, command-line methods, or keyboard shortcuts.
That said, putting your Windows computer to sleep isn’t always the best option. You may want to completely shut down your computer, especially if it will not be used for a long period of time.