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Hibernate OFF, but Fast Boot (HiberbootEnabled) is ON

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Hibernate OFF, but Fast Boot (HiberbootEnabled) is ON


    i haven't been having any issues, but after reading about how hibernate is necessary for fast boot to work, in brink's tutorial:
    Hibernate - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

    i was just curious since it sounds like they both are "connected" - i have always had hibernate turned off and thus i assumed that fast boot would have been off because of this setting. after looking at the registry entries to double-check though:
    HibernateEnabled; value data = 0 (which is what i expected since i had turned it off)

    but, i was puzzled why the entry for fast boot is enabled?:
    HiberbootEnabled; value data = 1

    should i actually change the HiberbootEnabled value to 0, or is it even necessary? if hibernate is turned off, does windows maybe just ignore this value?

    thanks for any help clearing up this bit of confusion for me. cheers!

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    Open a Elevated Command Prompt.

    To Enable Hibernate -
    In the elevated command prompt, type powercfg -h on and press Enter.
    Now set your Power Plan settings to the recommended settings for Hibernate

    To Disable Hibernate -
    In the elevated command prompt, type powercfg -h off and press Enter.

    Close the elevated command prompt.
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  3. #3


    Canada
    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by menace97 View Post
    i haven't been having any issues... i was just curious since it sounds like they both are "connected" - i have always had hibernate turned off and thus i assumed that fast boot would have been off because of this setting
    but it is not, which is strange to me.

    i have set hibernate settings already, thank you.

    to clarify, hibernate is OFF, but fastboot is ON (after i have used the command to turn hibernate off).

    So my question is:
    Does windows maybe just ignore the fastboot parameter whether it is on or off, simply because hibernate is set to off?

    Thanks to anyone that can answer this final question that I'm still not certain of.
    Last edited by menace97; 22 Dec 2016 at 04:03.
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Hibernate OFF, but Fast Boot (HiberbootEnabled) is ON
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