Windows hibernate

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Badcompany, Oct 6, 2007.

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  1. Badcompany

    Badcompany Registered Member

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    Hello Forum,
    Should you have Windows Hibernate Enabled or Disabled, What is it used for.
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  2. Meriadoc

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    A power saver and a good way in keeping the time it takes to boot up to a minimum whilst saving the state of the machine.
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  3. Badcompany

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    Thanks Meriadoc, Will keep Windows hibernate enabled.
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    The way I read it, hibernate is mainly for laptops to save battery power. I have a desktop and was told Standby is better to use and quicker to recover from. I just tap the mouse to restore the desktop. Try 'em both.:)
     
  5. Badcompany

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    Hi twl845,
    Thanks for the reply, Just been reading about Windows Hibernate.I think it is for Laptops ( Battery Power.) Will set my desktop to standby.
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  6. Huupi

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    Never used it because i heard many complaints about this MS utility i.e. it really hibernates that deep to the point not getting out of it.I guess standby is a better option.
     
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    I only ever enable it to just select systems in which i run a System Multi-Scheduled Shutdown program on them to take full advantage of this Window's feature.

    Otherwise it's a paperweight and just takes up space better reserved for real useage even though it's not that much of a hog.
     
  8. Arup

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    Hibernate works day in, day out on both my XP32 and 64, its a time saver, also unless you have added new hardware, saves the load of detecting new hardware every time the PC boots.
     
  9. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    I never use those for several reasons:

    1. My machines are always doing something.
    2. Causes increased defragmentation.
    3. RAM contents are dumped in plain text to hard disk, including passwords.

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