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Hibernate Computer in Windows 11

Hibernate was designed for laptops and might not be available for all PCs. (For example, PCs with Modern Standby may not have the hibernate option.) Hibernate uses less power than sleep and when you start up the PC again, you’re back to where you left off (though not as fast as sleep).

While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernate puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk to the hiberfile (C:\hiberfil.sys), and then turns off your computer.

You can use hibernation when you know that you won’t use your laptop or tablet for an extended period and won’t have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to hibernate your Windows 11 computer.

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Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 11

In Windows 11, you can have Windows Spotlight display different background images on your desktop and lock screen, and occasionally offers suggestions on the lock screen.

If Windows Spotlights stops working and/or stops changing the background image, you can reset and re-register Windows Spotlight to fix it.

This tutorial will show you how to reset and re-register Windows Spotlight for your account in Windows 11.

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Remove “System requirements not met” Watermark on Windows 11 Desktop

Starting with Windows 11 Insider Beta and Release Preview channels build 22000.588 and Windows Insider Dev channel build 22557, you will see a System requirements not met watermark on your desktop as a reminder you are running Windows 11 on an unsupported system.

Windows 11 Insider Beta and Release Preview channels¬†build 22000.588¬†adds¬†Go to Settings to learn more¬†to the “System requirements not met” watermark.

This tutorial will show you how to remove the “System requirements not met” watermark on the desktop for your account in Windows 11.

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Sleep Computer in Windows 11

Sleep¬†uses very little power, your PC starts up faster, and you‚Äôre instantly back to where you left off. You don‚Äôt have to worry that you’ll lose your work because of your battery draining because Windows automatically saves all your work and turns off the PC if the battery is too low. Use Sleep when you‚Äôre going to be away from your PC for just a little while.

On most PCs, you can resume from sleep by pressing your PC’s¬†power button. However, not all PCs are the same. You might be able to wake it by pressing any key on the keyboard, clicking a mouse button, or¬†opening the lid¬†on a laptop. Check the documentation that came with your computer or go to the manufacturer’s website.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to put your Windows 11 computer to sleep.

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Enable or Disable Sync Provider Notifications in File Explorer in Windows 11

Sync provider notifications are designed to help you by providing quick, easy information and suggestions about things you can do or new features you can try to have a better experience with Windows 11.

It has been reported that sync provider notifications started showing up in Windows 11 build 22572.100.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off sync provider notifications in File Explorer for your account in Windows 11.

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Change Sleep Button Action in Windows 11

The sleep button action setting lets users specify the default action to take when the system hardware sleep button (if available) on the PC is pressed.

Users can specify one of the following actions to take:

  • Do Nothing¬†= No action is taken when the sleep button is pressed.
  • Sleep¬†= The system enters sleep when the sleep button is pressed. This is the default setting.
  • Hibernate¬†= The system enters hibernate when the sleep button is pressed.
  • Shut Down¬†= The system shuts down when the sleep button is pressed.
  • Turn off the display¬†= All displays will be turned off when the sleep button is pressed.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default action to take when pressing the sleep button in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Power Button Action in Windows 11

The power button action setting lets users specify the default action to take when the system hardware power button on the PC is pressed.

Users can specify one of the following actions to take:

  • Do Nothing¬†= No action is taken when the power button is pressed.
  • Sleep¬†= The system enters sleep when the power button is pressed.
  • Hibernate¬†= The system enters hibernate when the power button is pressed.
  • Shut Down¬†= The system shuts down when the power button is pressed.
  • Turn off the display¬†= All displays will be turned off when the power button is pressed.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default action to take when pressing the power button in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Shut Down Computer in Windows 11

If you don’t plan to use your PC for a while, then you could shut down (turn off) the PC to save energy.

A shut down closes all apps, signs out all users, and turn your PC off completely.

When shutting down your PC, any open supported apps are registered for application restart. After restart, these apps will re-open automatically when you sign in.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to shut down your Windows 11 computer.

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Enable or Disable Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC in Windows 11

If you‚Äôre working on a Windows PC and want the apps and content from another device to show on your PC screen, you‚Äôll want to consider mirroring that device‚Äės screen or projecting it to your PC.

The¬†Wireless Display¬†app allows other devices to wirelessly¬†project to this PC‘s screen, and use its keyboard, mouse, and other devices too.

You can never, first time, or always require a PIN for pairing when projecting to your PC.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable to require PIN for pairing when projecting to your Windows 11 PC.

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Run as different user in Windows 11

Run as different user allows a user to run a .bat, .cmd, .exe, .msc, or .msi file as a different user. This allows running the .bat, .cmd, .exe, .msc, or .msi file with the same permissions and rights as the different user instead of the user account they are currently signed in to.

Run as different user will only affect the current instance of the running .bat, .cmd, .exe, .msc, or .msi file. You can open multiple instances of the file with each instance running as a different user.

This tutorial will show you how to use Run as different user in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Tablet-optimized Taskbar in Windows 11

Starting with Windows 11 build 22563, Microsoft introduced a new tablet-optimized taskbar state that’s specifically designed to make you feel more confident and comfortable using your device as a tablet. Your taskbar will automatically transition to this optimized version when you disconnect or fold back the keyboard on your 2-in-1 device. This feature only works on devices that can be used as tablets. It does not work on laptops or desktop PCs.

There are two states of this taskbar: collapsed and expanded. In the collapsed state, the taskbar gets out your way, gives you more screen space, and prevents you from accidentally invoking the taskbar when you’re holding your tablet. In the expanded state, the taskbar is optimized to be easier to use with touch. You can easily switch between the two states by swiping up and down on the bottom of your device.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off tablet-optimized taskbar for your account in Windows 11.

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Add or Remove WMIC command Feature in Windows 11

The WMI command-line (WMIC) utility provides a command-line interface for Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). WMIC is compatible with existing shells and utility commands.

The WMI command-line (WMIC) utility is deprecated as of Windows 10, version 21H1, and as of the 21H1 semi-annual channel release of Windows Server.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22572, WMIC is now available as an optional feature that can be uninstalled or reinstalled via Settings > Apps > Optional Features.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the WMIC optional feature for all users in Windows 11.

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