Re: No hibernation with 4+ GB RAM - why so hardcoded ?
This was a decision made for good reason at the time it was made because
recovering more than 4GB from disk took much longer than reloading.
The Windows 7 beta can hibernate more than 4GB. Hybrid sleep - the
default setting - works for me with 8GB of RAM.
> I think Microsoft made rather suboptimal decision,
> disabling hibernation for PC with 4+ GB RAM.
> I agree with argument performance is decreased,
> mostly due transfer times.
> But this time is automated and still *much* shorter,
> comparing to closing apps and manual state restoring.
> Hibernation works pretty well for my 3 GB in Vista64
> and 4 GB would not make much difference.
> I like to have option not shut down everything
> and launch again. ( Especially hybrid S3/S4 mode is quick ).
> I suppose MS should only make it as warning recommendation,
> allowing user to decide what he/she wants.
> Especially on notebooks current state is silly.
> Sure, one can use ac pi S1 ( POS ) or S3 ( STR ) modes,
> but it still consumes energy
> and state is lost if battery goes down.
> IMHO MS thinks too often they know better than users, what users want.