How to Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 7

The hibernate feature allows operating system to save and write the running state and contents of RAM as a file (c:hiberfil.sys) or partition to non-volatile storage such as a hard disk, before powering off the computer. Hibernation allows system to quickly restart and restore to the previous state when hibernation was invoked, instead of having to […]

What is the difference between Hibernate and Sleep in Windows 7

Hibernate takes a snapshot of everything in RAM (including any running applications) and saves it to the hard disk in the file c:hiberfil.sys, then shuts the computer down.  When the computer is restarted from hibernation it boots a bit faster than a normal power up from scratch. Hibernation does not consume any power while the computer […]

Windows Cannot Hibernate Computer with More Than 4 GB Memory

A limitation, feature or inconvenience of Windows (XP, Server 2003, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008) is that it cannot hibernate if it has more than 4 GB of RAM memory.  This is not a bug but by design, as Microsoft disables hibernation support on PC with more than 4GB physical memory because benchmark tests by Microsoft […]