Windows 7 Hibernate wake up problem

December 17, 2010 at 06:53:29
Specs: Windows 7, Core 2 4096 Mb
In windows 7 I use Hibernate to shut down at night as I find it starts up quicker when I come to re-start. Howver I am finding that the computer often wakes up itself during the night. Can anyone suggest what might be causing this and how it can be prevented.?

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#1
December 17, 2010 at 16:12:24
Hibernate is intended for use on laptops... if your PC is not a laptop you should avoid using it. Shut down at night and turn the power off... restart in the morning, your PC will last longer this way.

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#2
December 17, 2010 at 20:52:55
ALL should read this from Microsoft related to Hibernate and Sleep:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

I have been using sleep (not hibernate) for years on '95, '98, XP, and '7 without problems. Now after reading this, I probably have been using Hybrid Sleep without realizing it. When you are installing your operating system you are asked to indicate whether it is a laptop or a desktop for reasons of typical settings. It Microsoft believed that Sleep was not good for your system, then why is the sleep option available? (I do not see 'hibernate' in my options, but I am sure I could dig into power settings to find it, though MS apparently indicated that hibernate IS typically for a laptop.)
If anyone questions long term durability or problems, know that my last computer with XP on it lasted well over 9 years with using sleep nearly every night and whenever it was idle more than 20 minutes, with occasional restarts (maybe once or twice a month) and being shut down only if we were going to be away for a day or more without any related problems.

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