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Windows 7: How to recover windows that were open if power cuts out

11 Feb 2010   #1
mat420

windows 7
 
 
How to recover windows that were open if power cuts out

With Vista if the machines power is suddenly cut, it can resume to where you were (Windows open and all, exact same state). What is this called and how do I activate it in Windows 7 PLEASE? I didnt know where else to post this thread sorry.


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11 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Are you referring to the sleep or hibernate feature? Do you mean return to the same state if power is cut while you are working? I do not know of a feature that you can return to an unsaved point, if power is cut.
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11 Feb 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I think he is referring to a power failure or the machine becoming unplugged.
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11 Feb 2010   #4
mat420

windows 7
 
 

Yeah power failure or battery being taken out (of laptop) while unplugged. Windows would resume with everything I had open, open already like it never even shut down.
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11 Feb 2010   #5
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

But since you're using a Laptop, I would assume that when power is cut, your laptop goes to an immediate sleep (or most likely Hybrid Sleep/Hibernate) mode with your battery. I would assume that you have a faulty battery since it should give you an uninterruptable power supply. Then when you plug it back in, your PC would resume as normal.

I guess it's not working now since either you have:
*A completely failed battery
*Different power settings

If you're really thinking that it's actually recovering your state, then I have yet to see a PC resume everything like "BOOM" from a sudden power failure. Let's assume that it is indeed feasable. This would require the OS to save its state and basically EVERYTHING in HDD rather than RAM, which would surely make your computer run very (very times ten) slow.
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11 Feb 2010   #6
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There was a post months ago, about a Windows 7 "new feature", that allowed the user to resume gaming from where he left off, even though the computer had been switched off, and surprise surprise, they had just been hibernating.

No computer can be turned off fully, and resume how you left it.
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11 Feb 2010   #7
mat420

windows 7
 
 

ah great =[ like the only reason i switched to Windows 7 *sigh.
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11 Feb 2010   #8
mat420

windows 7
 
 

Sometimes I keep reminders open (BT BUDDY REMINDER) for awhile, and when we lose power I have no idea what reminders were open. Normally Id be able to just check the logs (of past reminders) but sometimes I keep them open so long I can never be sure I found the reminder again without thoroughly searching through tons of reminders. I cant really think of another way to be safe from this. Maybe a very LIGHT program that stays open and somehow saves open reminders. Actually a feature can probably easily be programmed to fix my "problem," I'm afraid to switch reminder buddies though because of how stable/reliable this one has always been.
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11 Feb 2010   #9
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mat420 View Post
ah great =[ like the only reason i switched to Windows 7 *sigh.
You can do the same in 7 has you were obviously doing in Vista, put it to sleep or hibernate, that way you can resume from where you left off.
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11 Feb 2010   #10
mat420

windows 7
 
 

nahh, im on a desktop worrying about power outages killing my reminders (the laptop is a friends, which is where i got the idea of the feature)
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