How To Enable Hibernate Mode In Windows 8
Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:42 PM
Is that you're way of saying no, you can't come up with a good reason Microsoft eliminated Hibernate? Or, for that matter, the Start button? Believe me, I'm not the only one "still looking for it." The OS is seriously crippled without it.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:20 PM
I'm going to make a guess that it has to do with SSDs which are becoming more and more prevalent. The current thinking is that hibernation decreases the life of an SSD so many of us disable it when we replace our platter drives. Since Win8 boots so much faster it wasn't worth the trade-off of shorter SSD life.
Just my guess, anyway.
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:15 AM
If you try that tool in the Control Panel, you see a laughable shadow of what the tool does in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7. Research on line shows that they want you to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro to get the fully-functional tool.
So Windows 8 is only a demo, with disabled features, a trial version intended to snare users into buying the Pro version. If so, Windows 8 should be distributed free.
What a joke. I do hope this signals the beginning of Microsoft's decline and eventual demise. Some smart company should come up with a viable alternative to Windows, and quickly.
By the way, the command-line tools 'net user' and 'net localgroup' can replace the disabled Windows functionality, but one must be comfortable using the command line.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:35 PM
You're already aware that there are already alternatives. Ubuntu (Linux Mint works equally well) runs well and you can get Wine (or Crossover for more support) to run Windows software. The best OS is free.
If you need an almost Windows-based OS, ReactOS is also an option (ReactOS is more like old Windows versions, and doesn't work as well as Ubuntu+Wine, it may overwrite your old OS, you've been warned, Ubuntu and Wine don't have these risks)
Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:20 PM
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:46 PM
The thing to take from this is that using Windows 8 has to be TAUGHT EXPLICITLY. Trying to navigate through it intuitively ala iPad is a recipe for utter frustration.