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.
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.
Thank you very much for the help! The issue has been successfully resolved!
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