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Does Hibernating A Laptop Diminish Overall Battery Life Over Time?

Is it actually true that hibernating a laptop diminishes your overall battery life over time? That is, does it actually destroy your battery?

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Hibernating does not reduce your battery in anyway.

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Yes of course

hibernating does.

I am a testimony!!

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Use Hibernate and Standby to Conserve Batteries

To automatically put your computer into hibernation

You must be logged on to your computer with an owner account in order to complete this procedure.

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Open Power Options in Control Panel. (Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Power Options.)

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Click the Hibernate tab, select the Enable hibernate support check box, and then click Apply.

If the Hibernate tab is unavailable, your computer does not support this feature.

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Click the APM tab, click Enable Advanced Power Management support, and then click Apply.

The APM tab is unavailable on ACPI–compliant computers. ACPI automatically enables Advanced Power Management, which disables the APM tab.

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Click the Power Schemes tab, and then select a time period in System hibernates. Your computer hibernates after it has been idle for the specified amount of time.

To manually put your computer into hibernation

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of either the Administrators or Power Users group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.

1.

Open Power Options in Control Panel. (Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Power Options.)

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Click the Hibernate tab, and then select the Enable hibernate support check box.

If the Hibernate tab is not available, your computer does not support this feature.

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Click OK to close the Power Options dialog box.

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Click Start, and then click Shut Down. In the What do you want the computer to do drop-down list, click Hibernate.

If you are using Windows XP Home Edition, or Windows XP Professional with Fast User Switching turned on, the Shut Down menu will present the options to Stand By, Turn Off, or Restart your computer. Hold down the Shift key, and the Stand By button will change to Hibernate.

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Hibernation does not reduce you battery life in anyway.

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http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=26102

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getstarted/hibernate.mspx

http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesArticle/Conserving-a-Laptop-s-Battery-Power-with-Hibernation-Mode.id-2815,subcat-HARDWARE.html

http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/03/10-tips-to-make-your-laptop-battery.html

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yeah i wanna know too cos i hibernate on a regular

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