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Putting your computer into sleep mode
If you are not going to use the computer for a short time, put the computer into sleep mode. This not only
helps you conserve power, but also provides you the convenience to bypass the startup process and
directly resume the computer for normal operation.
To put the computer into sleep mode,
• click Start, click the triangle mark next to the Shut down button, and then select Sleep. (Windows 7)
• click Start ➙ Power ➙ Sleep. (Windows 10)
Attention: Wait until the power indicator starts blinking (indicating that the computer is in sleep state)
before you move the computer. Moving the computer while the hard disk drive is spinning can damage the
hard disk drive, causing loss of data.
To wake up the computer, do one of the following:
• Press the power button.
• Press any key on the keyboard.
Shutting down the computer
To shut down your computer,
• click Start ➙ Shut down. (Windows 7)
• click Start ➙ Power ➙ Shut down. (Windows 10)
Putting the computer into hibernation mode
As an alternative to shutting down the computer, you also can choose to put it into hibernation mode.
• click Start, click the triangle mark next to the Shut down button, and then select Hibernate. (Windows 7)
• click Start ➙ Power ➙ Hibernate. (Windows 10)
Note: All user and program data in the memory is copied onto the hard disk for you to resume working when
the computer is waken up from hibernation mode.
Adding hibernate option
If the hibernate option is not available on the Start menu, you can add it.
1. Open the Control Panel.
Note: If you’re using Windows 10, right-click on the Start button, then select Control Panel.
2. From the Control Panel, click System and Security ➙ Power Options ➙ Choose what the power
buttons do ➙ Change settings that are currently available.
3. Under Shutdown settings, check Hibernate.
Connecting to networks
Your computer has one or more network cards for connecting to the networks.
Your computer has one Ethernet connector. Using the connector and a wired cable, you can connect to your
network or a broadband connection, such as digital subscriber line (DSL) or cable television (CATV). This
connection enables you to do 1 Gbps half-duplex or full-duplex data transmission.