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Can Windows 7 use hibernate and still wake up to record tv shows with Media Center

Can Windows 7 use hibernate and still wake up to record tv shows with Media Center

Currently I only use sleep on my Windows 7 pc. To save some power I would like to start using hibernate mode.

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Guest [Entry]

I have confirmed Media Center in Windows 7 does wake-up to record shows from hibernate (S4) if your motherboard supports it. My motherboard doesn't support S3 (suspend-to-RAM) so got stuck using hibernate instead. The system wakes from hibernate up to record shows, execute scheduled tasks and performs backups just as my other hosts which use standby instead.
Guest [Entry]

"I would expect that it can wake from Standby (ACPI S3) but not from Hibernate (ACPI S4).

My reasoning is that under hibernation, the essential hardware (CPU and RAM, but also expansions such as network and TV tuners) are actually powered off, so there is no way to trigger a power-on.

Besides, the extra power saved between standby and hibernate would be negligible, likely no more than 2 Watts difference. You'd be doing just as well using standby, and your machine will resume faster as well. (2 Watt can amount to something over a year, but consider if it's worth it to you.)"