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Windows 7: To Hybernate or to Sleep, this is the Question

04 Mar 2013   #11

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

I can't disagree with what you say, and each person should choose what is best for them.
I like being able to have a PC sleep, and then pick up where I left off on that system.

It's not only the Startup time, but trying to remember and re-open all the things I was working on.
I have an SSD, but that does not help me remember what I was doing the last time I was on that "machine".
Even if I had a single system, I prefer to start off today where I ended yesterday.

I do agree with re-booting to clear things up if there are any issues...
I don't think Windows 7 needs to be re-booted as often as prior Windows versions.

Personally, I have a Windows session and all Programs open for days or weeks without a logoff or re-boot.
It does go to sleep many times...

I do try and remember to save data changes, but even that seems forgiving with newer/updated programs if I don't do it ...

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04 Mar 2013   #12
Microsoft MVP


I dont see many problems with sleep any longer in my installs. It seems these were smoothed out with performance updates. I do see them sometimes here in the Forums but we see one-in-a-million problems like with Updates regularly here.

I would have to call the Sleep and Hibernate functions perfected in Win7 compared to XP. They work consistently well on all of my installs with never any reports of failures or major glitches. I maintain Win7 installs all over the world and check in on them regularly via TeamViewer and travels.
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04 Mar 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Like I posted before, it's up to the owner operator of the computer. If you like sleep/hibernate then use it. When one can't remember what they are doing from day to day I have no suggestions.
I really don't care one way or the other what one decides to do. I just gave my opinion and my reasoning for them as the thread requested. Everybody has different needs and desires.
Gregs and my needs are very different. He travels the world and does many things. I travel from my computer room to the kitchen for coffee. Therefore are needs are different. Give sleep/hibernation at try and let us know how things work out for you.
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