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    Default How do I put my laptop into hibernation?

    Hi,

    Did you guy notice one thing that there is no button to make computer into hibernation? I dont mean sleep mode. Hibernation is a mode that everything that is loaded into the RAM is written to a file on the HDD. The device then fully powers down. Upon pressing the power button again, the device will resume, but without have the power drain associated with storing the windows session in the volatile memory.

    I press Win + I to try to go to the power. There is just a sleep mode. I know that it isn't doing hibernation because when it goes into hibernation, you must press the power button to bring it out of hibernation. I want it this way to reduce battery drain and to prevent accidental resuming if the laptop somehow opens while in my backpack. I am not sure if you guys understand me. Any suggestion? Thanks.

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    Default Re: How do I put my laptop into hibernation?

    1. Go to the Control Panel
    2. Select "small icons". Click on "power option".
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    3. Click on "Choose what the Power button does" on the left.
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    4. Scroll down to the bottom, and you can see "Show Hibernate" box.
    If the settings are grayed, click on the "Change settings that are currently unavailabe" at the top, then change it.
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    5. Save changings.

    Thats it!
    Last edited by eow; 03-25-2012 at 10:33 PM.

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    Default Re: How do I put my laptop into hibernation?

    Like, Forever, computers have gone into hibernation and never came back. Like they fell into a Black Hole.

    It's dangerous! I won't use it and I encourage my friends and customers to do likewise.
    If you're not using your computer, then SHUT IT OFF!
    Letting it set there with power on it, can be a recipe for disaster.

    Have you even looked at that HUMONGOUS hiberfil.sys file sitting in your root directory?

    That thing can increase the size of backups by gigabytes!
    I disable hibernate completely so that thing will just GO AWAY!

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    Last edited by TechnoMage; 03-26-2012 at 07:43 AM.

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    Default Re: How do I put my laptop into hibernation?

    I'm with Technomage. I just totally disable hibernate. I do not use it. Once it is disable, I deleted the hiberfil.sys file. Don't need that gobbling up HD space any more.

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    Default Re: How do I put my laptop into hibernation?

    In most cases, with most OS's, once you totally disable Hibernate, and reboot, you'll find that hiberfil.sys file GONE.
    Remember, "minus crud is cool".

    That's the whole premise of doing hard drive maintenance, getting rid of those things that don't absolutely, positively need to be there.
    I have a unique way of doing my HD backups: Before I run Ghost, to do the actual backup, I run a series of batch files from my Ghost boot disk, to remove all the daily junk and then the old restore points, and finally the Pagefile.sys file and anything else I don't need. That reduces the amount of 'stuff' going into my backups by over five gigabytes.
    That's 5,000,000,000 bytes. (that's about the size of most Hiberfil.sys files)
    So don't BLOAT your backups, clean up your HD before you back up.

    I can hear someone right now, saying "Backup? What's that?" lol

    TM

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