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Windows 7: Idea: Moving hibernate file between identical computers

02 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Idea: Moving hibernate file between identical computers

Hey

So I was just wondering if there would be some way to have your computer go into hibernate mode, have it put the hibernation file onto an external flash drive, then move that flash drive to another computer with the same exact build and have it boot up off of that hibernation file.

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02 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi killersquirel11 and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Sorry, but that is not possible. The hibernation file only exists on the main HDD/SDD (the same as the OS) and, whilst it is possible to copy it if done so from within a live session of Linux, it is not possible to transfer the file to another system (even if they are identical) and have it boot up from that file. This is because the file is only half the story. In order to be able to boot up from it, temporary changes are made to the registry and boot files which enable the system to do so. These changes, as far as I am aware, are not documented. Even if they were, I would suspect that it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to manually make these changes.
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02 Jun 2011   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killersquirel11 View Post
Hey

So I was just wondering if there would be some way to have your computer go into hibernate mode, have it put the hibernation file onto an external flash drive, then move that flash drive to another computer with the same exact build and have it boot up off of that hibernation file.
nope. files may be stored in different places in the file. there may be different bad sectors on one or the other, etc.
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