August 11th, 2002


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So, who's seen WinXP's new "Hibernate" function?

Basically, it writes the entire contents of the RAM to the hard drive, then shuts down. When you boot up again, it notices the file and loads off it.

It's a really neat feature. I use it when I shut down now - booting by "loading off file" is a lot faster than booting by "starting cold", plus I can leave notepad documents open to remind me of things to do.

I forgot that I shut it down this way when I turned my computer off the last time (i.e. when it fried.)

I don't know what sort of hardware it *can* compensate for, but if you swap motherboards when it's hibernated and then boot it back up, it doesn't work. :)
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