Installing a VMware Workstation 7.1 Windows 7 VM, and find that I cannot enable hibernation with
powercfg -h on. Windows says
An internal system component has disabled hibernation
What's wrong and how to fix it?
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I finally got it. Windows 7 and 8 does not allow hibernation if it is installed inside a VHD.
Windows 7 powercfg.exe does not make it explicit. Windows 8 does, a screen shot below:
I cannot figure out the reason why Microsoft impose such limitation. If he puts hiberfil.sys onto a partition from a real disk , things should be able to go smooth.
BUT, is there a way to know it on Windows 7, through a system log or something?