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Windows To Go Hibernate - Enable or Disable in Windows 8


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Windows To Go Hibernate - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable hibernate (S4) on the Windows 8 Enterprise Windows To Go workspace USB flash drive.
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How to Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows To Go Workspace
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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable hibernate (S4) on the Windows 8 Enterprise Windows To Go workspace USB flash drive.
How to Enable or Disable Hibernate in "Windows To Go" Workspace

information   Information
When a Windows To Go workspace is hibernated, it will only successfully resume on the exact same hardware (computer). Therefore, if a Windows To Go workspace is hibernated on one computer and roamed to another computer, the hibernation state (and therefore user state) will be lost. To prevent this from happening, the default settings for a Windows To Go workspace is to disable hibernation.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable hibernate (S4) on the Windows 8 Enterprise "Windows To Go" workspace USB flash drive.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

warning   Warning
You should only enable hibernate in a Windows To Go workspace if you will only be resuming from hibernate on the same computer that it was put to hibernate on.





OPTION ONE
Enable or Disable Hibernate in "Windows To Go" using REG File


Note   Note
The .reg files below are for the registry key and value below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Policies\Microsoft\PortableOperatingSystem

Hibernate DWORD

0 = Disable Hibernate in Windows To Go
1 = Enable Hibernate in Windows To Go


1. While booted into the Windows To Go workspace USB flash drive, do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.​
NOTE: This must be done in the Windows To Go workspace. It will not work if done in the Windows 7 or Windows 8 host pc.​
2. To Disable Hibernate in "Windows To Go" Workspace
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Disable_Hibernate_in_Windows_To_Go.reg
download
3. To Enable Hibernate in "Windows To Go" Workspace
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Enable_Hibernate_in_Windows_To_Go.reg
download
4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.​
5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.​
6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK.​
7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​
8. Restart the Windows To Go workspace to apply.​
9. If you enabled hibernate, then you can also now add Hibernate to the shutdown settings (Power menu) if you like.​





OPTION TWO
Enable or Disable Hibernate in "Windows To Go" using Group Policy

NOTE: This must be done in the booted Windows To Go workspace. It will not work if done in the Windows 7 or Windows 8 host pc.
1. From the Start screen, start typing gpedit.msc and press Enter when finished.​
NOTE: You could also press Windows+R to open the Run dialog, type gpedit.msc, and click/tap on OK.​
2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.​
3. In the left pane, click/tap on to expand Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and open Portable Operating System. (see screenshot below)​
WTG_Hibernate_GPEDIT-1.jpg
4. In the right pane of Portable Operating System, double click/tap on Allow hibernate (S4) when starting from a Windows To Go workspace. (see screenshot above)​
5. Do step 6 or 7 below for what you would like to do.​
6. To Disable Hibernate in the "Windows To Go" Workspace
A) Select (dot) Disabled or Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below step 7A)​
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.​
7. To Enable Hibernate in the "Windows To Go" Workspace
A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)​
WTG_Hibernate_GPEDIT-2.jpg
8. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window, and restart the Windows To Go workspace to apply.​
9. If you enabled hibernate, then you can also now add Hibernate to the shutdown settings (Power menu) if you like.​


That's it,
Shawn


 
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Thanks but is this only for Windows Enterprise Systems??????
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
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    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
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    Lumia 1520 phone