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Windows 7: Hybrid sleep?


20 May 2010   #1

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 
Hybrid sleep?

hi can anyone explain the hybrid sleep option in windows 7 please?
i found this site http://windows7.iyogi.net/ but a bit unsure;

The function of the Sleep and Resume feature in Windows 7:

In addition to the new and different features that come with Windows 7, Microsoft has improved the sleep function of the operating system. Windows 7 reconnects to the wireless network when you resume from standby mode. On resuming, the PC will be ready to use within a few seconds. Some of the salient features of Sleep and Resume in Windows 7 are as follows:
Sleep, Hibernation, and Hybrid
Power saving
Set-up on your computer
Sleep, Hibernation, and Hybrid
The different modes in Windows 7 are Sleep, which is a power saving mode. It allows the computer to suspend operations and basically pause itself. Sleep mode will put your settings and work in memory and draws only a small amount of power. It will resume operations as soon as you wake it. Hibernation is a different form of power saving that is used mostly on laptops. Unlike sleep, the hibernation mode will save your settings and work to the hard drive and turn itself off. Hibernation is best used when you know that you won’t be using your laptop for awhile and won’t be able to charge it. This is the mode that uses the least amount of power. Hybrid sleep is used mostly for desktop computers. It is a combination of sleep and hibernation modes hence the name hybrid. It puts any open documents and settings to memory and on your hard drive. It also puts your computer into low power so that you can wake it up. This is done in the event of a power outage or surge. This way Windows can resume operations straight from the hard disk.


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20 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
hi can anyone explain the hybrid sleep option in windows 7 please?
i found this site Windows 7: Help & Support, Install & Uninstall, Updates & Upgrades, Windows 7 Upgrades, Windows 7 Troubleshooting but a bit unsure;

The function of the Sleep and Resume feature in Windows 7:

In addition to the new and different features that come with Windows 7, Microsoft has improved the sleep function of the operating system. Windows 7 reconnects to the wireless network when you resume from standby mode. On resuming, the PC will be ready to use within a few seconds. Some of the salient features of Sleep and Resume in Windows 7 are as follows:
Sleep, Hibernation, and Hybrid
Power saving
Set-up on your computer
Sleep, Hibernation, and Hybrid
The different modes in Windows 7 are Sleep, which is a power saving mode. It allows the computer to suspend operations and basically pause itself. Sleep mode will put your settings and work in memory and draws only a small amount of power. It will resume operations as soon as you wake it. Hibernation is a different form of power saving that is used mostly on laptops. Unlike sleep, the hibernation mode will save your settings and work to the hard drive and turn itself off. Hibernation is best used when you know that you won’t be using your laptop for awhile and won’t be able to charge it. This is the mode that uses the least amount of power. Hybrid sleep is used mostly for desktop computers. It is a combination of sleep and hibernation modes hence the name hybrid. It puts any open documents and settings to memory and on your hard drive. It also puts your computer into low power so that you can wake it up. This is done in the event of a power outage or surge. This way Windows can resume operations straight from the hard disk.

Great question. My personal idea is that it saves things that may be in memory into your hybernation cache file in your root directory for safe keeping if you forgot to save and your computer is setup to shutdown after a period of time.

I personally shut it down on my computer because it slowed my startup as well as my shutdown as well as my sleep more.
I don't leave stuff in memory to get lost so I don't think I need it.

Command to stop hybernation is an open command prompt as Administrator
powercfg -h off

To turn it back on
powercfg -h on

Have a great day! I am...
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20 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Hey brian,

Hybrid Sleep is a cross between sleep and hibernate. It has advantages of both Sleep mode and Hibernate mode.

When your computer goes to sleep, all open documents and programs are saved in RAM ONLY. They are NOT saved on the hard disk. So if there is a power failure, all data in memory will be lost. In hibernation, your data is stored in memory AND on your hard disk, so even if there is a power failure, your work will be saved on the hard disk.

In Hybrid Sleep mode, the system saves any open documents and programs to memory AND to your hard disk, and then puts your computer to Sleep. So you have the advantage of hibernation mode in that your data is safe plus the advantage of sleep mode in that resuming from hybrid sleep is faster than resuming from hibernation.

Sleep is like having 5 beers on the weekend, Hibernate is like having 10. With 5, you still feel thirsty, with 10 you cant get up in the morning. Hybrid Sleep is like having 7.
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20 May 2010   #4

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

thanks bill i dont drink! but i get your idea so with my ups i have it set up to hibernate on power fail, when i go out for a while(shopping) i put my machine in sleep mode.
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20 May 2010   #5

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

I can only make my PC go into hibernation by setting the power button in the power options to hibernate. I would like to set the button in the start menu to hibernate but only have the sleep option...?
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20 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

When hybrid sleep is enabled, the Hibernate button will disappear from the start menu, but it is still enabled.

If you want to have the hibernate button in the start menu, you have to set hibernate to be the default in the start menu. Then enable hybrid sleep, and as long as you don't change the default button in the start menu, it will remain Hibernate.
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03 Feb 2014   #7

Windows 7 Home Pre 64bit
 
 

Hello,

My desktop my supports hybrid/sleep after looking on cmd. But its not enables in power options, how do I enable hybrid/sleep ?

Thankyou

Stuart
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