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Windows 7: Stop auto hibernation of laptop

08 Apr 2010   #1
paul3200

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Stop auto hibernation of laptop

is there any way of stopping the auto hibernation of my laptop when it gets to critical battery.
i want it only to warn me if it is possible


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08 Apr 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

This is the Windows 7 power plan. If the shut down is a feature of your particular computer, you will have to check your computer manual.

Custom Power Plan - Create or Delete
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08 Apr 2010   #3
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

When your laptop gets to critically low battery it has 2 options:

Power Plan Settings - Change

It can hibernate and save whatever you were doing on screen or

Shutdown, not saving any of what you were doing.

The one thing it can't keep doing is stay switched on there isn't enough power for that.

You can tell your laptop to warn you when the battery gets down to a low percentage (maybe 10%) which would give you enough time to either finish what you were doing etc. or plug in the mains lead.

If you were to somehow disable auto hibernation then whenever your PC reached critical battery it would just keep running until there was literally no power left and just stop possibly causing major hardware damage.

Oli
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08 Apr 2010   #4
paul3200

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

in power options the only options for 'Critical battery action' is Sleep, Hibernate and Shut down
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08 Apr 2010   #5
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul3200 View Post
in power options the only options for 'Critical battery action' is Sleep, Hibernate and Shut down
This is what you would expect.

Any other option such as 'ignore' could cause serious hardware damage.

Oli
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08 Apr 2010   #6
paul3200

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

the thing is i want it to run down and power off because it keeps the battery good
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08 Apr 2010   #7
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

It may keep the battery good but if your HDD runs down and spins down slowly, that could cause irreversible damage.

The very small amount of battery protection is pointless when there is a high likely hood of breaking your HDD and other hardware.

Oli
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08 Apr 2010   #8
richc46

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If you let your battery charge get to the point that the computer shuts down, that will serve your purpose. Read this no need to discharge completly, just discharge until you receive a warning or computer shuts down.
http://www.ehow.com/way_5378888_lapt...ance-tips.html
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08 Apr 2010   #9
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If you let your battery charge get to the point that the computer shuts down, that will serve your purpose. Read this no need to discharge completly, just discharge until you receive a warning or computer shuts down.
Best Way - Laptop Battery Maintenance Tips | eHow.com
+1 Rich is exactly right.
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08 Apr 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Thank you Carl, there is a lot of misunderstanding about battery care. Another valuable service of the forum is correcting the misconception.
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