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Windows 7: Do you use Hibernation in Windows 7?

View Poll Results: Do you use Hibernation in Windows 7?
Yes 14 37.84%
No 17 45.95%
Yes, but only on my notebook/netbook 4 10.81%
Hibernation? What it is? 2 5.41%
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24 Oct 2009   #11
Kari

 

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(...)That's why I use it normally always, turning it off only when I know in advance it's going to a while before I have to turn it on again.

I like to use it.

Kari
So I understand that then you do not use command "powercfg -h off" but you just use for example sleep mode (S3 suspend to ram)?
I had a typo there which changed the whole meaning of the sentence. It should read "... turning computer off only when I know..."

I edited my post and fixed the typo. Sorry

Kari


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24 Oct 2009   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't use hibernation with Windows 7 as I am only running Windows 7 on my desktop..and I disable hibernation on my desktop. My laptop is running Vista and Ubuntu...and I do hibernate on my laptop.
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24 Oct 2009   #13
bjrichus

 

I always hibernate my win 7 laptop. Wake up is less than a couple of seconds and it is perfect for keeping the state of it intact as I go from work to home and back to work the next day.

Not had a problem with it (using 7600 RTM 'pro' of 7 on a Dell).
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24 Oct 2009   #14
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Creer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
(...)That's why I use it normally always, turning it off only when I know in advance it's going to a while before I have to turn it on again.

I like to use it.

Kari
So I understand that then you do not use command "powercfg -h off" but you just use for example sleep mode (S3 suspend to ram)?
I had a typo there which changed the whole meaning of the sentence. It should read "... turning computer off only when I know..."

I edited my post and fixed the typo. Sorry

Kari
Got it

Have you guys disabled (turn off) Hybrid Sleep?
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24 Oct 2009   #15
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I use sleep (hybrid is off) on my desktop unless it will be hours before I get back to it, in which case I shut it down.
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24 Oct 2009   #16
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I couldn't live without hibernation on my laptops. Mainly for saving state like others have mentioned and partly in lieu of using sleep when I'm not sure when I'm going to resume using it. Keeping the RAM powered in S3 sleep drains my battery at 1/2 to 1%/hr so if I put it on sleep and don't get back to it until the next day, the battery can be down 15-20%. Hibernate (and it's 10 second resume) avoids any sleep-related battery drain for me.

I sometimes use hibernate on my main desktop if I have a lot of things open. Despite having more than 4GB of RAM (it has 8GB) it will hibernate using the "On" button and setting advanced power options to hibernate when the "On" button is pressed.

Sleep and hibernate work flawlessly for me in W7 (as they did in Vista).
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25 Oct 2009   #17
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

OK, I fully agree with using hibernation on laptops because of no battery using against to S3 which consume few Watts.
But what is the real reason why people use hibernation instead of sleep mode (S3) on their desktop machines.
I mean S3 is much more quicker than hibernation.

BTW. I use now Windows 7 RC build 7100, and I noticed that when I resume from hibernation state then after ~2-4minutes my PC hang on - only 'hard' reset helps ;/
I hope I don't find this issue in RTM version which I've ordered.
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25 Oct 2009   #18
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

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But what is the real reason why people use hibernation instead of sleep mode (S3) on their desktop machines.
A "sleeping" laptop could potentially overhead and die while ensconsed in its warm, airtight laptop bag during a long flight. Personally, that is my primary use for hibernation - I like knowing that the laptop is entirely OFF when it's sitting in its bag, and yet I can get back to whatever I was doing as soon as the machine powers up again.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Creer View Post
BTW. I use now Windows 7 RC build 7100, and I noticed that when I resume from hibernation state then after ~2-4minutes my PC hang on - only 'hard' reset helps ;/
I hope I don't find this issue in RTM version which I've ordered.
Then the thread is asking the wrong question, with all respect.

Instead of "do you use it?", the real question becomes "why does my machine have a problem with it?".

As a suggestion, make sure the BIOS and drivers are all up to date. Power state transition problems are almost always caused by issues with the BIOS or bugs in kernel-mode drivers.
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25 Oct 2009   #19
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

powercfg -h off

On the list of the first things I do when installing.
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