Windows Hibernate or Sleep - What's the Difference?

Confused about the difference between Hibernate and Sleep? Here's the answer.

Windows has several ways to manage what state your computer is in.
Shutdown. Restart. Lock. Log off and Switch User. Pretty straightforward.
Sleep and Hibernate aren't as easy to define.
I ran across this article that nicely highlights the difference between the two functions and I 'm passing it along in case anyone else is curious. :)

Hibernate VS Sleep VS Shut-Down


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