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Is it safe to disable hibernation on WinX to free up disk space if I have a UPS?


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#1 midimusicman79

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 09:22 AM

Hi all!

 

I have MS Win 10 Pro 64-bit, and a CyberPower CP1500EPFCLCD UPS, running on a self-built desktop workstation computer, with 16GB RAM.

 

I am trying to free up disk space, and just deleted all but the most recent system restore points, which regained approximately 16GB on my Samsung SSD PRO 1TB. :thumbup2:

 

Also, I would like to disable hibernation since I am never going to use it anyway, which will free up even more disk space, that is 6GB. :busy:

 

So now, I am wondering: Is it safe to disable hibernation on WinX to free up disk space if I have a UPS?

 

Thank you very much in advance!

 

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Edited by midimusicman79, 17 June 2016 - 09:25 AM.

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 10:01 AM

Also, I would like to disable hibernation since I am never going to use it anyway, which will free up even more disk space, that is 6GB. :busy:
 
So now, I am wondering: Is it safe to disable hibernation on WinX to free up disk space if I have a UPS?

I think Hibernation doesn't have nothing to do with the UPS.

 

Hibernating the computer saves the current state with programs and files open then it shutdown, on next start the system will resume to the same state and will do this faster than doing a full start. This is true when the system is running from a HDD, when you have an SSD the system starts very fast, the use of Hibernation isn't very important and can theoretically reduce the SSD life time.


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 10:36 AM

So far as my own experience goes, hibernation is disabled by default on fresh installations of Windows 10.  You have to go into Power Options to make it available if you want it (which I happened to want and did).

 

If hibernation was already available as an option on a system you did a Windows 10 upgrade on you can go to Power Options -> Choose what the power button does link -> click on the "Change settings that are currently unavailable" link, then scroll down to the bottom of the dialog to enable/disable Fast Start, Hibernation and/or Sleep, and Lock.


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 02:37 PM

Hibernation will actually work with your UPS, provided there is a communication connection.  I was playing GTA4 Vice City when I lost power and when the UPS put my machine in hibernation one the batteries were depleted.  When power was restored I was able to continue playing from where I left off.

 

Turning off hibernation is only going to save you as much drive space as you have RAM.



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Posted 18 June 2016 - 09:10 AM

Hi, SleepyDude, britechguy & Kilroy!

 

Thank you all for the prompt and insightful replies! :)

 

...the use of Hibernation isn't very important and can theoretically reduce the SSD life time.

 

I did not know that fact about Hibernation vs. SSDs, however thanks for the tip. :wink:

 

So far as my own experience goes, hibernation is disabled by default on fresh installations of Windows 10.  You have to go into Power Options to make it available if you want it (which I happened to want and did).

 

I fresh installed my OS and reinstalled it several times due to incompatible drivers for my external HDD, and maybe Hibernation was disabled by default, but I guess it most likely got enabled when I installed the UPS software.

 

I searched the Internet for a quick repair and downloaded a registry file in order to disable Hibernation permanently. If anyone is interested, then it can be found here.

 

Never really been a fan of Hibernation, because I once tried it on my previous computer (XP Pro), only to discover that the keyboard layout was 'foreign', as several buttons were malfunctioning.

 

Hibernation will actually work with your UPS, provided there is a communication connection.  I was playing GTA4 Vice City when I lost power and when the UPS put my machine in hibernation one the batteries were depleted.  When power was restored I was able to continue playing from where I left off.

 

Yes, there is a communication connection, namely a USB cable, on this UPS as well as on my previous one. :thumbup2:

 

Thank you very much for the help! :) The issue has been successfully resolved! :thumbup2:

 

Regards,

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