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Windows 7: Blackout

21 Jan 2014   #31
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hybrid sleep is on by default. It's description is in that tutorial, the link of which I posted.

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When I am not using my systems. I turn them completely off.
Considered 'best practice'.

MS recommends only shutting down when you will not be using your computer for long periods of time, such as longer than a day or so. I think the same thing, so I use sleep (not hybrid sleep) for my laptop.
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21 Jan 2014   #32
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Ok but i still don't know why hibernate is on for me since the turtorial says that hibernate needs to be on too. I'll mark this solved and check later when I get home.
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21 Jan 2014   #33
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What is so difficult about shutting everything off when the PC is not in use. Why make a rocket science out of it.
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21 Jan 2014   #34
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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Ok but i still don't know why hibernate is on for me since the turtorial says that hibernate needs to be on too. I'll mark this solved and check later when I get home.
Because Hybrid uses Hibernate AND Sleep (same time). You can also choose Hibernate Or Sleep. So Hybrid, Hibernate, or sleep are all viable options.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...sked-questions
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21 Jan 2014   #35
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

According to the article, it recommends hibernate (not hybrid sleep) for laptops. I prefer normal sleep. I think it is faster in resuming from an inactive state. I do not like hibernate because it isn't helpful for the way I do things, but it may be for someone else.

Basically, hybrid sleep and normal sleep use a very small amount of power, but hibernate uses no power.

If a computer gets shut off accidentally, hybrid sleep or hibernate will have open documents saved to the disk, but normal sleep would lose all opened documents (except the ones the program saved automatically, which you can then restore). I use normal sleep because it is fast resuming, and I save everything before sleeping.
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21 Jan 2014   #36
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I never use sleep. I have hibernate activated on my desktop because my UPS needs it to "shut down" my computer without the loss of any work in progress when there is a power outage. I normally shut down my computer and kill the power switch on the PSU when I'm going to be gone more than a day. Otherwise, the computer is on 24/7.
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21 Jan 2014   #37
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

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What is so difficult about shutting everything off when the PC is not in use. Why make a rocket science out of it.
I was just wondering.
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24 Jan 2014   #38
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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What is so difficult about shutting everything off when the PC is not in use. Why make a rocket science out of it.

Todays computers boot in just a few seconds. In my mind their is really no need for Sleep or Hibernation.
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24 Jan 2014   #39
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
What is so difficult about shutting everything off when the PC is not in use. Why make a rocket science out of it.

Todays computers boot in just a few seconds. In my mind their is really no need for Sleep or Hibernation.
Then there is my desktop. It takes longer to boot because it also has to boot up a pokey BIOS for the HBA card. I don't worry about it (much) since I run the machine 24/7.
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