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#1 Magic Sam

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 04:05 PM

I run XP Home SP3.  Why is it that even when within Power Options Properties I've got Hibernation enabled, when I click the Start button to Turn Off Computer there is no Hibernation button?  What else to I have to do?

 

Is there any downside to hibernating compared with turning off?  I could imagine that the power consumption must be minimal.  If I hibernate continually would I risk preventing Windows Updates from installing?

 

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 04:51 PM

When you click the start button, you go to  turn off computer, click on that, which brings up the box that states stand by, turn off , restart. Hover the mouse over the stand by button should reveal that if you hold down the shift key, that brings up the hibernation mode then click with mouse and computer should hibernate.

 

Now with my XP, I have to shut out of everything, such as if I am online,  back to simply desktop, because my computer gets cranky when I turn it back on. Why hibernate? Your computer loads much faster because all is still loaded in the system. As the computer is shut off, yes you do save power. Downside? Well, my son told me to make sure I do a full shut down once a week so the computer can "think". As to updates, on my system they show updates available on the turn off button, so that day I turn off.



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 04:59 PM

I don't recall what the laptop is doing when one simply closes the lid but not all the way?  Is it sleeping or hibernating?  Whatever, when you reopen the lid, the screen resumes operation.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 05:07 PM

In Vista, the computer is just sleeping, you must put the computer into hibernation mode. My desktop, which XP, if I walk away from it, after a certain amount of time, it goes into sleep mode. ( I forget what my son set the amount of time if it is not being used, it goes to asleep). Again, with the XP, I have to set it to go hibernate.



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 07:31 PM

"Hover the mouse over the stand by button should reveal that if you hold down the shift key, that brings up the hibernation mode"

Tks all is revealed, simple when you know how (but obscure if you don't).

 I have until April to migrate to W7 - does the same apply there?



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:07 PM

That I don't know. But I do know in Vista there is a "button" on the bottom of the start menu that says hibernate. So perhaps W7 is set-up the same? Yeah, I know the deadline...I already have W8, still in the box...but my XP is going Linux...and so is the W8...I'm cheating...



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:37 PM

The advice I was given was to leap-frog W8 unless you're into touch-screens which I'm not.  On the other hand I'd be interested to know more about the Linux option / angle / motivation / results.  Separate thread?



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:42 PM

On checking, neither XP Home or Pro have a hibernate button, nor does hovering over the shift key do anything.  I do know when I click the stand-by button and the computer "goes to sleep" or whatever, to reactivate it I have to press the power on/off button firmly but very quickly.  The screen then opens.  When I close the lid and the computer becomes inactive, when I reopen the lid, I have to click my user name when the screen opens.  Control Panel Power Options gives timing choices for a plugged in computer or one on batteries.  I'm sure you're familiar with that.

 

I would like Linux if I could find instructions in print.  Like a "Linux for Dummies".


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:45 PM

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:59 PM

I stand corrected over the shift key comment.  I meant hovering over the stand-by button while holding the shift key down.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:59 AM

"On checking, neither XP Home or Pro have a hibernate button, nor does hovering over the shift key do anything.  I do know when I click the stand-by button and the computer "goes to sleep" or whatever, to reactivate it I have to press the power on/off button firmly but very quickly......"

 

I tried your original tip last night / this morning, Just as you said, waking up worked like a dream in a fraction of the time it would normally take, in spite of being XP Home.  No ... ing around with laptop lids and things here thankfully.

 

What is the rationale for going Linux with W8?  New thread??


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:05 AM

Correction: It was battyhippie's original tip!  Apologies for infringement of copyright,.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 09:41 AM

Battyhippie has helped me many a time.  I'm trying to follow him to learn a bit about Linux.   I'm hoping he can set up a thread to teach us all.  (Hear that, Battyhippie?)  There's a lot on Linux in BC's Operating Systems Forum.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 10:10 AM

@MissLizz

 

Not all XP's  computers have the hibernate feature, had to look that one up! So , your lap top just might not have that feature. I have a desk top, and I do have that feature. ( Looked that up in XP for Dummies) Ah gee, Thanks for the compliment, but I am such a newbie, well I should say when it comes to Windows...I'll rip apart a computer, any day, not that I know what I am doing there, either....

 

@Magic Sam

 

The logic behind going to Linux are as follows a. Since I don't know Windows and have to learn a new o/s, might as well go Linux because a. much more secure o/s system from the nasties, and b. I am sick and tired of Microsoft making you upgrade every how many years? when you have a perfectly good computer that suits your needs.

 

Now to both of you...check out Bleeping Computer's Linux Forum!



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 10:10 AM

I hope that if a "Linux for Absolute Dummies" thread ever happens the system will alert me. Via this non-relevant thread??/

 

I have been aware of Linux for quite some time but have never considered using it as an alternative to Windows, a system which for all its shortcomings I am reasonably familiar with.  Certainly the idea of using the two together is mind-boggling and it looks like I've got some catching up to do!






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