Hibernation is an inactive computer state in which RAM contents have been saved to non-volatile memory, allowing the computer to completely power down.

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How to change location of hibernation file in Windows 7?

I can't enable hibernation in Windows 7 because there is not enough room on my C: drive to create the hibernation file. How can I make Windows put the file somewhere else?
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Hibernating and booting into another OS: will my filesystems be corrupted?

IMPORTANT If you came here looking for an answer to this question, please read all the answers below. There are some testimonials from people who have lost data doing this. If you plan to do this ...
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Trigger Task Scheduler in Windows 7 when computer wakes up from sleep/hibernate

I don't want task scheduler or whatever to wake the computer, but when I open the laptop back up and the machine wakes I'd like that to be the trigger that task scheduler or something uses to run an ...
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Why doesn't Hibernate work any more (Windows 7)?

I am having a problem with Hibernating my Windows 7 PC. When ever I try to hibernate, the screen goes blank for a while, there's disk activity and then I am presented with the Login Screen. I've ...
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Does Mac OS X support hibernation?

On Windows, you can hibernate your computer, so that it starts a lot faster while consuming zero energy while "hibernating". I see an option to Sleep on my Mac mini but not hibernate. Does Mac ...
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Is it still necessary to shut down computers?

Nowadays with our modern operating systems, is it necessary to fully shutdown computers instead of choosing to stand-by or hibernate computers (desktops and laptops)? Would there be any side-effects ...
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Hibernate doesn't work in Windows 7 64bit

Hibernate doesn't work in Windows 7 64bit. When I try to hibernate, it just turns off computer and when I turn on it, it doesn't resume and it just starts as 'fresh' again. I updated my drivers. What ...
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Is there a way to hibernate windows applications separately?

Just freeze an application (suspend the CPU, save its state to disk) and 'defrost' it when I want to use it 4 weeks later.
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Computer care: Hibernate, Sleep or Shut Down?

Which is the best for the "longevity" of your hardware, when done on a daily basis? Should I use sleep, hibernate or shut down? EDIT: As evident in some of the answers, the answer seems to vary by ...
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How can I replace function of shutdown button with hibernate?

I want my PC to hibernate when I press shutdown (exactly shutdown button) but I don't know how can I modify something like registry or group policy to achieve my goal. Is there any way to do that?
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Can I hibernate Linux without a swap partition?

I hadn't set up a swap partition on my PC, because a) I have plenty of RAM (8 GB) and b) I have large harddrives that I didn't want to chop into tiny pieces, so my smallest partitions are 50 GiB, and ...
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Creating a hibernation partition on Windows 7

I have a laptop which comes with a 20GB SSD hibernation partition, but I want to install Linux and use half of that SSD drive as a swap partition. In the case that it breaks, during installation, how ...
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What do I have to take care of when hibernating both Ubuntu and Windows (dual-boot environment)

I've got both Windows 7 and Ubuntu (finally) installed on my laptop. For the sake of comfort, I usually hibernate Windows instead of shutting it down. And I think when using Ubuntu regularly, there ...
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Can I “hibernate” a program?

Yes, I know that hibernate usually applies to a computer. (Hibernate her meaning saving program memory in disk and being able to restore it in a consistent manner.) However, hibernating a program ...
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How to avoid Windows 7 wake up screen?

When Windows 7 hibernates and then I wake it up, it always shows a screen where I have to click before I can get into the Windows environment. I don't have a password set so this intermediate screen ...
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How do I determine the cause of resuming from hibernation in Windows 7?

My notebook sometimes resumes from hibernation without any apparent reason. This happens only when its plugged in power, LAN connection does not influence it. Is there some log that would tell me ...
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Very slow after hibernation

There may not be a solution for this, but at the very least I'd like a bit more understanding of what's going on. When my work (work, XP) laptop comes out of hibernation, it takes an excruciatingly ...
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Hibernate in my windows-7 is not working

First i had a problem that i can't find hibernate in the start menu, but i did what's in this article: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7564/how-to-manage-hibernate-mode-in-windows-7/ and its now ...
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Hibernate computer from command line on Windows 7

I am trying to hibernate my computer from the command. I was using shutdown /s /t 20 to shutdown the the computer. I change /s to /h to hibernate and now it just returns the usage text as if it ...
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Why does my Windows computer immediately turn back on after sleep/hibernate?

After clicking sleep or hibernate in Windows 7, my computer loads for a while and then goes into sleep mode, but not 1 second later it powers back up. The event log has no errors and no warnings ...
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What are hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys files, and can I safely delete them?

I noticed two big (~ 2GB) files (hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys) at the root of my C: drive and wondered what they were. I searched on google and found some interesting links, but did not find any ...
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Where is the Hibernate option in Windows 8?

I recently updated my HP Laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro. When running Win 7 I had the option to hibernate my machine but that option is missing in Win 8. Selecting the 'Power' button from the ...
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Windows Update waking machine from hibernation

One of my family members has a Windows (Vista) machine which is waking itself up from hibernation in an annoying fashion. Some investigation suggests that Windows Update is the guilty party - it ...
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Desktop reboots itself on sleep or hibernate

I have been using an ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard for main home desktop workstation, operating Windows Vista x64. This computer has right from day one not been able to enter hibernate or standby; after ...
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Laptop starts up by itself after being in Hibernate

I have a dual boot Windows Vista Basic/Ubuntu KDE4 compaq laptop. when I have put the laptop into hibernation from windows I sometimes find that it will turn itself back on. Any ideas what causes ...
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What is the impact of leaving a laptop in “sleep” mode (while on battery power)? [closed]

How much battery would leaving my laptop at "sleep" mode consume? is the consumption low enough so that it would be safe to leave the laptop sleeping at nights regularily and using it tommorow? ...
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How can I automatically let my Windows boot and shutdown?

I want my PC to boot at 9am and shutdown at 10pm every day, is there a way to do that on Windows? Of course maybe don't go off completely, but hibernate or something like that.
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hibernate takes 4 minutes 38 seconds

I have a 4GB RAM 500GB 7200 rpm HDD laptop and when I hibernate the laptop it takes in the region of 3 or 4 minutes(*) to hibernate. not the 24 seconds it used to take. It takes this long whether or ...
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Is it possible to enable hibernation when dual booting Windows?

I'd love to be able to hibernate one Windows instance, boot into another, then switch back to the first instance and have it resume my hibernated state. Is there some sort of hack or software product ...
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Windows 7 will not hibernate [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why doesn't Hibernate work any more (Windows 7)? I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. When I put my laptop in hibernate mode, it turns off then turns back on ...
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Windows 7 low and critical battery levels cannot be set lower than 10%

How do I change the low and critical battery levels to below 10%? I understand that this is a reasonable limit for most portable computers, but what about those with large batteries? On my computer ...
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Why is hibernation still used?

I've never quite understood the original purpose of the Hibernation power state in Windows. I understand how it works, what processes take place, and what happens when you boot back up from Hibernate, ...
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Is there a way to call a script when Ubuntu wakes up from suspend or hibernate mode?

I have a little shell script that I run automatically when I log on to my Ubuntu machine; it will set the parameters of my touchpad the way I like it. However, when Ubuntu wakes up after being ...
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Help me find the offending process waking my Windows 7 PC from hibernate every night

Recently my Windows 7 64-bit PC has started waking every night from hibernation around 3:30am. I have done the following to try and figure out what is causing the issue with no luck: Examined the ...
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Delete hiberfil.sys on Windows 7

Ok, so I know what hiberfil.sys is, and I want to use hibernation on my laptop. But I have another hard drive active in my laptop, it's taken from my old one... and I want to get rid of the ...
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Hibernate from start menu without disabling hybrid sleep?

It's not something I do often, but yesterday I had to pop out unplanned for a while - a little too long to leave the PC sat on or asleep - and wanted to save what I was in the middle of doing by ...
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Is it more cost efficient to keep my computer on and allow it to go into S4/Hibernate? [closed]

I have a desktop PC and and it goes into S4/Hibernate after about 1/2 hour of it being on. Is it wasting electricity by turning it on and off and not just keep it on overnight in S4/Hibernate?
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Is it safe to remove USB media when a computer is suspended?

We are often cautioned against unplugging USB drives in case it is currently being read from or written to. When a computer is suspended, hibernated, or asleep is it obviously not writing any data; it ...
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Windows 7 goes into hibernation immediately after the UPS kicks on

I have a UPS that will power my desktop computer for 50 minutes. The idea was that if the power when out I could save/make notes on what I'm working on and then shutdown or hibernate the desktop. But ...
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How to execute a script on sleep, hibernate, resume, and shutdown

I keep alot of my classwork documents hosted on dropbox as well as my personal site for remote storage. This helps alot since I switch between an iPad, laptop and desktop, so there are no worries ...
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What is technically wrong with fast OS switching?

An application (fast switcher) stays resident before the OS starts, and will be activated using a key combination (for example: Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Esc). After detecting the key combination, the ...
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How does increasing RAM effect laptop battery life on standby?

Just a simple theoretical question: Does increasing the amount of physical RAM on a laptop affect the battery life while in standby? I always thought the only real difference between hibernate and ...
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At what time did my Windows XP machine come out of hibernation?

I usually look at the event log to find out at what time I switched on my computer. I look for the entry saying "The Event Log service was started". I use this to record in-out times at office. These ...
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Why was my system able to sleep without power?

I'm using an AMD Phenom II desktop running Windows 7 that I custom built. I put the system to sleep (not hibernate) then I accidentally shut off the power supply that it was connected to as well, so ...
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Windows 7 hibernates by itself

I have Windows 7 Pro 64-bit installed on a Lenovo Thinkpad X120e, and it is set up so that it will go into hibernation when the battery is too low. Sometimes, the computer hibernates by itself, and ...
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How to diagnose failure to hibernate after hard drive swap (yet sleep works fine)?

My Windows 7 (x86, Pro) laptop no longer hibernates. When I tell it via power button or "shutdown /h /f" it fades out the screen to black, but doesn't do anything else. Doesn't even go into a sleep ...
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Can I set hiberfil.sys to another drive?

I have lack of space on my root(Windows 7) drive. There is hiberfil.sys that size of it is almost 3GB . I know use of hiberfil.sys: HIBERFIL.SYS is a file the system creates when the computer goes ...
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Why are computers slow to come back from hibernate?

Hibernation is supposed to write out RAM contents to disk, and coming back from hibernation is supposed to fill back RAM with saved contents. Why is coming back from hibernation slow, e.g. system is ...
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How to really turn off hibernation in Win7

I've tried everything I can think off to turn off hibernation. I have disabled it in power management, used powercfg -h off and it almost works. It works when I execute the command but when I reboot ...
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How to remove hiberfil.sys

I have a small SSD and I want to reclain the space currently used by the hiberfil.sys (~4GB) by disabling hybernation or perhaps preferably, move it to an HDD. I see under "power Options" that ...