This post shows students and new users steps to put a PC to sleep when running Windows 11. There are multiple ways to put a Windows PC to sleep, and all of them work well. Some work well in certain situations, but they all accomplish the same goal: to put a computer to sleep.
Windows has multiple Sleep or hibernation modes: Hybrid sleep is a type of sleep state that combines Sleep and hibernation.
A Modern Standby also enables an instant On and Off user experience similar to mobile devices while also connected to networks in low power idle mode.
When your PC goes to Sleep, it uses little power, waking up quickly and allowing you to continue from where you left off without losing your work or sessions. On most PCs, one can resume using the power button. Sometimes, pressing any key on the keyboard or opening a lid on the laptop may wake the PC from Sleep.
So, whatever method you use to put a Windows PC to sleep, you’ll want to pick the best method.
How to put a Windows PC to sleep by pressing the power button
Simply pressing and releasing the power button on most PCs will put a Windows computer to sleep. Not all PCs are built this way.
If your PC has a dedicated sleep button, then press that button to put the PC to sleep. Or hit the power button to put a computer to sleep.
How to put a Windows PC to sleep from the Start
The normal and more common way to put a Windows 11 PC to sleep is from the Start menu. The Start menu is a button on the Taskbar in the middle of your screen.
To put a Windows 11 computer to sleep, click the Start button on the Taskbar, select the power button icon, and click Sleep, as highlighted below.
How to put a Windows 11 PC to sleep using the Win+X power user menu
Using the Power User menu, one can also put a Windows 11 computer to sleep. This menu provides more administrative tasks that are unavailable to a normal user.
To use the Power User menu to put a computer to sleep, right-click on the Start button or press the Win + X keys on your keyboard, then click Shut down or sign out and select Sleep to shut down your computer.
How to put a Windows PC to sleep using keyboard shortcuts
As we mentioned above, there are multiple ways to put a Windows 11 PC to Sleep. You can use keyboard shortcuts to bring up the Shut Down window.
Press your keyboard’s ALT + F4 keys to open the shutdown windows dialog box. Then select Sleep from the options.
Or press the CTRL + ALT + DEL keys on your keyboard to bring up other command options, then click on the power button icon at the bottom right, and click Sleep to put a computer to sleep.
That should do it!
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