Home Forums Tech Helproom Turning off Laptop running on Vista Home Basic Tech Helproom | Windows Help | Apple Help | Digital Home & Smartphones Help | Consumer Rights Advice | Games | Speakers Corner | Beta Testing Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Turning off Laptop running on Vista Home Basic K*B 10:52 24 Jul 2013 Locked Hello friends, what's the real difference between "Hibernate" and "Shut Down" on a Laptop running Vista Home Basic? Is it Ok to turn off the laptop using "Hibernate" all the time? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Thanks. Nontek 10:55 24 Jul 2013 Hibernate means that the laptop is still on Standby, just like a TV. Personally I never use hibernate, preferring to Shut-down properly each time. K*B 20:11 25 Jul 2013 Thanks guys. This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.