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SSD, hibernation & quick boot


lukasamd

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#1
Hello,
I use Crucial M4 SSD and Windows 8 Professional on my notebook.
I always disabled hibarnation when I use Windows 7 - I don't need this feature, don't use it and I have 8 GB RAM, so that big file is too big for my small disk.

On Windows 8 situation is more complex... If I disable hibernation (powercfg -h off), there is no option to fast boot in power & energy settings. I write about this new kernel and start-up hibernation for speed up booting.

8 GB... a lot... What should I do? Boot-up difference between enabled and disabled hibernation (and fast boot) is small, but noticeable.
 

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kcmike

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Kansas

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#2
go to:Control Panel--Hardware and Sound--Power Options--Choose what the power button does and you will see the check box for Turn on fast startup in Shutdown Settings. I think the windows default is that it is checked.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    AcerAspire ME600
    CPU
    Core i5 Quad-Core CPU Speed 3330 (3GHz)
    Motherboard
    North Bridge Chipset Intel B75 Express
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 2500
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio with 5.1-channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hewlett-Packard SmartBuy LV1911 18.5" LED Backlit LCD Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x768
    Hard Drives
    1 TB (Terabyte) SATA hard drive.
    PSU
    300W
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    This is my living room PC with Media Center. Not a gamer.

streetwolf

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#4
Fast boot requires a Hibernation File (Hiberfil.sys). Using the powercfg command you can cut the file by at most 50% (PowerCfg.exe /HIBERNATE /SIZE 50"). So you should end up with a 4GB file. Remember, no Hiberfil.sys no fast boot. ALso fast boot only works after a shutdown never a restart.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Homemade Rig
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 Quad 3770K @ 5 Ghz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator-GT 16GB @ 2400 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD7970 3GB OC Edition
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA246Q & PA249Q IPS 24" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 830, 840 256GB |
    2TB Seagate SATA3 |
    Hitachi eSata 500GB
    PSU
    Corsair Professional Series 1050W
    Case
    Corsair Obsididan 800D Full Tower
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K520
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Explorer
    Internet Speed
    120/35
    Browser
    Fx41
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    UEFI BIOS with a GPT SSD boot drive.