do i need hibernate on a laptop that i use all the time?

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  1. Posts : 1,116
    win 10 pro x64 os build 20H2
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    do i need hibernate on a laptop that i use all the time?


    HI all so i use my laptop it's mainly plugged in but i do take it off the plug twice a month a run it down , to 50% so the battery stays used, but do i really need hibernation on i do put the laptop to sleep at night but honestly can i turn hibernation off does it really need it ? its automatically setup on my HP laptop for 180 min then it hibernates. whats your opinions on this can i safely turn that off ? as hiberfil sys huge i noticed lol
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  2. Posts : 35,622
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    You have a (smallish) SSD so the decision is more significant.

    Bear in mind hiberfil.sys is used for more than just hibernation.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...b-27714dfe84f9

    If any of those are significant to you, you may choose not to remove it.

    Fast startup is not significant given you have a SSD, and can cause problems anyway.

    You have other disks, but it is not possible to relocate this file.
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  3. Posts : 1,116
    win 10 pro x64 os build 20H2
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    huh so if i turn off hibernation i also have to turn off fast start up thats wired ? as on my old desktop hibernation was off but all that was still on interesting.
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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    Tonyb said:
    ...do i really need hibernation on i do put the laptop to sleep at night but honestly can i turn hibernation off does it really need it ? its automatically setup on my HP laptop for 180 min then it hibernates. whats your opinions on this can i safely turn that off ? as hiberfil sys huge i noticed lol
    I have all my laptops set up to sleep when I close the lid. I also have hibernate enabled, like you, for 180 minutes later. Without Hibernate you run the risk of letting the battery go flat, and in consequence loosing anything you had open when it went into sleep. Sleep requires a small amount of power to maintain it, hibernation doesn't.

    dalchina said:
    Bear in mind hiberfil.sys is used for more than just hibernation.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...b-27714dfe84f9
    I have one laptop that has a problem with hibernation, so I have turned it off. That one just uses Sleep, which works perfectly without hibernation enabled. I do have to remember to plug it in before the battery drains, though.
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  5. Posts : 1,116
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    huh i leave my laptop plugged in most of the time these days , i do take it off twice a month and let it run down. i did just notice in the settings menu it doesn't use it when it plugged in , its disabled when on shore power, so i guess i will leave it like this, but curious as how it uses fast startup when plugged in if hibernation is disabled on shore power, very interesting.

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    here is how its setup i guess i leave all as is since on shore power it does not use hibernation i was not aware of this lol.

    do i need hibernate on a laptop that i use all the time?-power-stuff-2.pngdo i need hibernate on a laptop that i use all the time?-power-stuff.png
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    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
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    Tonyb said:
    huh i leave my laptop plugged in most of the time these days , i do take it off twice a month and let it run down. i did just notice in the settings menu it doesn't use it when it plugged in , its disabled when on shore power, so i guess i will leave it like this, but curious as how it uses fast startup when plugged in if hibernation is disabled on shore power, very interesting.

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    here is how its setup i guess i leave all as is since on shore power it does not use hibernation i was not aware of this lol.

    do i need hibernate on a laptop that i use all the time?-power-stuff-2.pngdo i need hibernate on a laptop that i use all the time?-power-stuff.png
    Your last image shows the box unticked for showing Hibernate in the Power menu not that hibernate is disabled.
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    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    Tonyb said:
    huh so if i turn off hibernation i also have to turn off fast start up thats wired ? as on my old desktop hibernation was off but all that was still on interesting.

    And thank you for your reply..
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  8. Posts : 1,116
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    @Fabler2 actually talking to HP support it is disabled on shore power , its checked there as the laptop does not use plugged in thus in the first image it shows it hibernate plugged in as never.
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    Tonyb said:
    @Fabler2 actually talking to HP support it is disabled on shore power , its checked there as the laptop does not use plugged in thus in the first image it shows it hibernate plugged in as never.
    Yes I agree but it's set to 'never run' on power not that it's disabled. You still use a lot of GB's drive space.
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    I don't know if you will find this interesting => The Pros and Cons of Windows 10’s “Fast Startup” Mode.
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