I can do it in 'home' easily. WHY, why, why can't I do in it Pro? I have enabled hibernation in the power settings so I guess I missed a button some where? I enabled it on shutdown and that created a real mess but maybe I should go there again?
I have two XO machines.Both Pro Hover over 'Stand by' and click right shift -which then changes to hibernate.
Following a recent reload- on one machine, when shut down is clicked instead of the above I get a drop down menu- and you scroll down to the state you want. How did that come about? I have not a clue Was it perhaps a service pack update download ?
From a power saving point of view, there is often little different between Standby and Hibernate. I find that in Standby the power consumption is negligible (i.e. less than 1 watt) and going to Hibernate would achieve very little. See click here - I beleive my Standby operates at S3, whereas Hibernate is S4.
Standby has the advantage that recocery is almost instantaneous, whereas Hibernate has the advantage of writing the contents of memory to disk and being impervious to disconnection of the power supply (in fact when you try to restart from Hibernate the system goes down the boot path, but detects that the last state was a Hibernate and so restores that instead).
When using XP home all you had to do when Hibernating was hover over the standby button and press Ctrl or the arrow up button and standby would change to Hibernate. Not sure about the Pro version though.
I've actually measured the power consumption on my PC when in Standby (S3) and it IS less than 1 watt. In any reasonable person's book I'd say that is little different from 0 watts in Hibernate mode when compared with being fully powered up.
Yes you are right "if power goes - so does the current Data". Thanks for re-asserting the point that I'd already made, as I'm sure you must feel that others, presumably like yourself, have difficulty digesting as much as two paragraphs at a time.
I did read both para's I assure you, but as with so much else in life some things have to be driven home for some folk. As per 'buteman' for example in talking about what he does with XP Home and asking 'I is it the saame for Pro?- See my 09.52 on 31.12.09
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