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Windows 7: Pros & Cons of Laptop Hibernation

09 Dec 2011   #1

Pros & Cons of Laptop Hibernation

What are some pros and cons of using the hibernate feature for laptops.

Pro: Good for being on the go because it powers down laptop, saves battery life, and you can instantly resume where you left off.

This is good for me being frequently on the go with big projects, I rarely bring my power cable with me at all because its a nuisance and just uncool . I shut my laptop down maybe once a week and used hibernate probably several times a day.

Cons: Anyone?

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09 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I have never used sleep or hibernate on any laptop I've owned. To me, in the time it takes for everything to reconnect and work properly (if it does at all), I can just be booted back up anyway. It doesn't save battery life as compared to the laptop being shut off, and my boot up time is pretty quick anyway, so I'm not really saving any time.
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09 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Tim91, fwiw. I have had to recover more laptops that got messed up with hibernation and sleep than I care to remember. There is always that chance that something will mess up but your correct in that it does save battery life and makes it kinda instant on. I have never used hibernate or sleep as I always have a spare power block and cord. :)

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09 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install

you need to set aside 600mb hard disk space, but that's not really a problem if you have a half decent / modern drive.
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09 Dec 2011   #5


Now what about wear and tear on the hard drive?
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09 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

I've never had any issues using sleep or hibernate on any of my laptops...maybe I'm just lucky?
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