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Windows 7: How can I save current windows state?


17 Nov 2013   #1

7 Professional 32 bits
 
 
How can I save current windows state?

Hi, I'm looking for a feature similar to windows suspend/virtual machines's save state.
I wish to resume my work without going through opening and all databases and files again in the next day.
I have been using windows suspend instead of shutdown so I can easily keep on where I left last night. But this is unpractical as ram will go and go away, my system starts to slow down after a couple of days.

Have searched for a while on google and found nothing. If someone has knowledge about such thing, it would make my life much easier.

Thanks

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17 Nov 2013   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

I assume you mean Sleep when you say suspend in Win 7.

I see the opposite when I use Hybrid Sleep - on wake-up less RAM is used than before going to sleep.
Maybe you are using programs that have a memory leak?
Do you have an issue with all programs, or just some specific program(s)?
I do see some programs use more memory over time the longer I keep them open.
MS Office Outlook is one program I have that uses more RAM each day it is open.
I can exit it and re-start to clean up RAM used ...
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17 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Windows has the hibernation feature just for that purpose. What it does is just to copy the whole memory contents to the hard disk before turning off. When you turn it on again, all the open programs, in the very same state, are there as you left them.
It should not use more or less memory than just leaving everything running. I've been using it for a lot of time without any problem.
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18 Nov 2013   #4

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Windows has the hibernation feature just for that purpose. What it does is just to copy the whole memory contents to the hard disk before turning off. When you turn it on again, all the open programs, in the very same state, are there as you left them.
It should not use more or less memory than just leaving everything running. I've been using it for a lot of time without any problem.
I've been using Sleep, Hibernate, and Hybrid Sleep for apx 4 years with Win 7.
For me less RAM is usually used after wake-up than before going to sleep...
I let Windows manage memory...and this is something I've noticed...
The Windows session (state) works without errors for all open applications and unsaved data...

The OP has not replied - I hope I didn't scare him away with to many questions...
Maybe these screen prints will help ???

Here's 2 screen prints showing an example of what I see.
Screen print 1 is before sleep - 41.22% Physical Usage
Screen print 2 is after wake-up - 28.59% Physical Usage

Before sleep:
How can I save current windows state?-mubsp03.png

After wake-up:
How can I save current windows state?-mubsp04.png


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26 Nov 2013   #5

7 Professional 32 bits
 
 

I'm going to use a virtual machine. Thanks to all, I was using a Firefox version with memory leak
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26 Nov 2013   #6

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

You're welcome.
Glad to hear you found what caused the problem and have it solved.
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