XP: Create a Shortcut to Place Computer in Suspend Mode

Posted July 1, 2005 by Al Banks in Green computing, Windows

This tutorial describes how to create a shortcut to place your computer straight into suspend mode.




Create a Shortcut to Place the Computer in Suspend Mode:

    1. Right-click on a blank area of the desktop
    2. Select New
    3. Select Shortcut
    4. In the type the location text box enter:
    rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState

    5. Click Next
    6. Name it (Suspend My Computer, for example)
    7. Click Finish

If you go into hibernate mode instead, do the following:

    1. Click Start
    2. Click Control Panel
    3. Click Power Options
    4. Click the Hibernate tab in Power Options Properties
    5. Uncheck Enable Hibernation
    6. Click OK
    7. Clicking the shortcut should now suspend instead of hibernate.

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