Re: Highbernating windows 10



A few years ago I wrote an explanatory email on this very subject, which can be found at:,,,20,0,0,0::Created,,%23backstagetour,20,2,0,1607659,ct=1&ct=1

The post should answer most questions people here have (just like it did on another forum).




From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 5:55 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Highbernating windows 10


On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 11:12 PM, Isaac wrote:

ONe thing I don't understand however is if the machine is turned off from the shutdown with powercfg on if power is lost is there a problem or when the boot starts has the system hybernation file that has been made still access?

A hibernation file is just that:  a file.  Whether the system has power or not is completely irrelevant.  Even with Fast Startup enabled the system is completely powered down, but if the boot sequence finds a hibernation file it will use it as part of the boot.

It's held on disc, which is non-volatile.

Hibernation, whether full or fast start, does not depend on battery power in any way.  It works the same on a desktop or laptop and you can unplug the device for however long you like between when you shut it down and power it up again (barring long enough to kill the CMOS battery, which would typically take years).

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

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