Windows 7 hybrid boot

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by pandlouk, Oct 30, 2012.

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  1. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    Since a lot of people are so impressed by windows 8 hybrid boot (fast startup), I decided to make a simple scheduled task to perform a similar action for windows 7.

    With this task when you log off from your account, you will log off and then hibernate your system.( if other users are logged on they will be hibernated).

    First download the attached file "Hybrid_boot.zip.txt", eliminate ".txt" extension and extract it's contents anywhere you want.

    Then go to the "Task Scheduler", select "Import Task.." and select the file "Hybrid Boot.xml". This will create the new task named "Hybrid Boot".
    Finally, copy or move the file "Hibernate.cmd" in your system drive "c:\" and you are ready to go.

    Enjoy your Windows 7 hybrid boot,
    Panagiotis

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    In the file "Hybrid_Boot_logoff_all.zip.txt" I modified the "Hibernate.cmd" to logoff all users and then hibernate the pc.
     

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  2. Brian K

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  3. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    Hi Brian,

    yes windows 8 fast boot feature can cause big problems with multi-booting.
    For avoiding these corruption problems one should either disable fast boot or if enabled should not boot to another OS after a cold start; first should let windows boot normally, then restart and then boot to another OS.

    But windows 7 hibernation does not suffer from the same problems. In the worst case it will identify the corruption of "hiberfil.sys" and proceed with a normal boot.

    Panagiotis
     
  4. Brian K

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    Panagiotis,

    Sorry, I misread your first post and failed to see Win7.
     
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