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Windows 7: Shut Down or Hibernate?

02 Dec 2009   #1
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Shut Down or Hibernate?

My brother says he always puts his computer on Hibernate because it's much faster to boot up. However, I would like to know if this will cause any long term damage to my computer? If not, I may start Hibernating to shave off like 45 seconds in booting up. If so, I'll stick to Shutting Down.


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02 Dec 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

No damage. Microsoft and computer makers (Asus, Gigabyte etc..) would never allow that to happen.
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02 Dec 2009   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The only negative effect that I'm aware of to hibernating is that it places more locked clusters on the partition, thus using more space and increasing fragmentation.
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02 Dec 2009   #4
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Nope, does no damage at all.
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02 Dec 2009   #5
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Use hybrid sleep. Hibernate is obsolete. Enable it in advanced power options.
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02 Dec 2009   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Get an SSD drive and then you can boot as fast as you can come out of hibernate. At least that is the way it is for me.
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02 Dec 2009   #7
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Use hybrid sleep. Hibernate is obsolete. Enable it in advanced power options.
I turned that off to enable Hibernation. What's the difference between Sleep, Hybrid Sleep, and Hibernation?

By the way, thanks for the replies everyone.
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03 Dec 2009   #8
DDensity

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
What's the difference between Sleep, Hybrid Sleep, and Hibernation?
Standard "sleep" simply keeps the memory powered, so that you can resume instantly. It also means that if your machine were to lose power while "sleeping" (i.e. no different than losing power any other time your machine is running).

Hybrid sleep performs one additional step before going into "sleep" mode and that is to write the contents of memory to disk. Thus, it takes slightly longer to go into sleep mode but is the same as normal sleep to resume. Main benefit is that if you lose power while sleeping, you will still be able to resume your desktop session as if nothing happened.

Sleep = Quick shutdown/resume, potential for data loss (anything that was not saved to disk before sleeping) in the event of a power issue.

Hybrid sleep = Slower shutdown, quick resume. Protection against power events.
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03 Dec 2009   #9
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hybrid Sleep looks very similar to Hibernate. What's the difference between those two?
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03 Dec 2009   #10
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
Hybrid Sleep looks very similar to Hibernate. What's the difference between those two?
Hybrid sleeps keeps the data in RAM too, for quick resume.
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