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Windows 7: hiberation not in start menu (but it IS ENABLED)

01 Mar 2012   #11
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, that's what it means. It is *ready* to hibernate (RAM has been saved to disk), but it sleeps first. You can configure how long after it sleeps that it hibernates too, in the power options, when hybrid sleep is enabled.

You can indeed pull the plug, pop the battery, etc - when you power back on, it will resume from hibernate. The only way to see Hibernate in the start menu is to disable hibernation (and reboot) via powercfg, although that makes sleep "unsafe" if you lose power. That may be what you actually want, though.


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01 Mar 2012   #12
ratsrcute

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
Yes, that's what it means. It is *ready* to hibernate (RAM has been saved to disk), but it sleeps first. You can configure how long after it sleeps that it hibernates too, in the power options, when hybrid sleep is enabled.

You can indeed pull the plug, pop the battery, etc - when you power back on, it will resume from hibernate. The only way to see Hibernate in the start menu is to disable hibernation (and reboot) via powercfg, although that makes sleep "unsafe" if you lose power. That may be what you actually want, though.
You mention the Start menu -- what do you mean by "disable" hibernate via powercfg? I still cannot see hibernate in the "shutdown" options even though I have disabled hybrid sleep and *enabled* hibernation via powercfg.
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01 Mar 2012   #13
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote:
You can configure how long after it sleeps that it hibernates too, in the power options, when hybrid sleep is enabled.
I have my PC setup to "Hibernate: never".

From what i remember, using Hybrid sleep and "Hibernate after: 1 minute", the PC would wake up from sleep after 1 minute, and then hibernate.
For me, that was "meh", i don't care for this...
It was an extra "Restart / Hibernate" process, that served no purpose that i could see...
It seemed easier/cleaner/quicker to NOT use "Hibernate after", and just turn off the power while sleeping (hybrid)...
Anyway, that's how i use my PC's...

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The only way to see Hibernate in the start menu is to disable hibernation (and reboot) via powercfg, although that makes sleep "unsafe" if you lose power.
I'm not sure what this means.
If hibernation is disabled, why would it be in the Start menu?

thanks, david
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01 Mar 2012   #14
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratsrcute View Post
I need to hibernate because I need to turn off power completely.
OK I might just be thick or stating the obvious but, if the above is your intention why would you not simply shut down ?
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01 Mar 2012   #15
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

for me
Sleep and hibernate "Restore the previous Windows session".

from sleep, i can have all my applications up and running, exactly like they previously were, in ~5 seconds - using a HD (no SSD) ...

edit - resume from hibernate does take longer...
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01 Mar 2012   #16
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry, I meant "disable hybrid sleep". That's what I get for posting on a small phone!
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01 Mar 2012   #17
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

ah, ok.
i'm thick (duh)

having said that, i disabled hybrid sleep in Power Options and applied the change.

I immediately saw the change in the start menu without re-booting.
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01 Mar 2012   #18
ratsrcute

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratsrcute View Post
I need to hibernate because I need to turn off power completely.
OK I might just be thick or stating the obvious but, if the above is your intention why would you not simply shut down ?
First, it takes less time to resume from hibernation than to boot, but even more than that -- I have a complex sets of apps I'm running and I don't want to have to restart them all, load configuration files, etc. which would take vastly more time than resuming from hibernate.
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01 Mar 2012   #19
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

if your "resume from hibernation" is working correctly, all your open apps should be exactly as you had them when the PC went to sleep or hibernate.

if the windows session is not like it was before going to sleep, that is a different problem...
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01 Mar 2012   #20
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Looking back at the OP it starts with "After some recent updates and/or software installs".

Can you restore to a point in time before the problem, and start applying changes one at a time?

Test each one, and see where it breaks...
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