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[Question] - add Hibernate button on 'Turn off computer'

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hello,

i have serched the forums and did not find anything for this.

i am running Windows XP with SP2 + hotfixes. i use the Welcome screen not the classic logon.

how can i add a 'hibernate' button to the 'Turn Off Computer' dialog ?

it can be done, i saw it on a Sony VAIO laptop. i only have 'Stand By', 'Turn Off' and 'Restart'.

sorry if this is the wrong forum to post this !

thanks,

OJi.

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If I understood it rih´ght, its very easy. When Ure in the turn off menu, press shift, then suddenly :P your stand-by button changes the description to Hibernate. Hope this helps. bye

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thanks, that works. did not knew that.

but is there a way for that button to stay there ?

or replace Stand By with Hibernate ?

OJi.

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It's possible because I have already seen in Toshiba notebook ... but I don't find any information about that tweak .. if you find please write your method :)

Goodbye.

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hello,

thanks for the replies.

i followed your steps but the hibernate button still does not appear.

on ms website (the link you provided) sais something about a hotfix.

i searched the hotfix, i do not have it, autopatcher does not have it, RyanVM's package does not have it.

i tried with my virtual machine too. the button does not appear.

where do i get the hotfix ?

thanks,

OJi.

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I think its one of those ones where you have to call microsoft and beg for it...if they give you any trouble, tell them it is for accessability reasons.

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If you want it without contacting MS, it is available at the hotfixnet site (sorry, the URL is automatically disguised on this board, google for XP SP3)

(number 893056)

Note: this is an unofficial collection of post SP2 hotfixes, the claim that they will be included in SP3 is spurious.

The hotfixes which MS asks you to contact them about, such as this one, always state

Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Windows XP service pack that contains this hotfix.

So it is not a good idea to install one of these unless you are sure you need it. That is why Autopatcher does not include them.

Edited by JRosenfeld
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I put a contact to Microsoft to obtain this hotfix. Let's see what they say.

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I'm glad that you could find it because I couldn't. I got a response from Microsoft for my support request. They gave me the URL and password for the file. The file is a self extracting zip file of some sort.

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sounds good.

let me have a try :thumbup

Sorry, but I can't post it here on the board. To do so would violate Microsoft's EULA and put this site in jepordy of being shutdown. Furthermore, this file is a restricted distribution and you must ask them for it like I did. It won't cost you anything because you are specifically requesting a hotfix that already exists even though it has not been published. All that you have to do is submit a support request via their website, give them your name, email, product id, and your problem/request, and they will assign you a case id. When a human reviews it, they will send you a email with the URL and the password to the file.

I kinda understand why Microsoft has this hotfix on restricted access. It has not been properly tested so only they only give it to the people who request it. It's a legal thing because you install this hotfix with the knowledge that if it causes a problem, then it's your problem, not theirs. Basic CYA legal stuff.

I'm under the impression that they will give it to anyone who asks for it without question, but you have to ask for it.

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To Maelstorm:

How about the hotfix?Is it made by Microsoft or others? Does it have any new feature?I google it,found that it is more than 300MB.

what abt ur size?

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the hotfix is from microsoft. check the link to the ms website in this thread. the hotfix - KB893056 has ~500 KB.

we cannot post it here as explained by Maelstorm.

you can get it by contacting microsoft or by downloading the 300 MB pack. the pack is not made by ms and it is a collection of hotfixes. the hotfix is in it.

OJi.

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300MB? What did you get? The Library of Congress? The hotfix is 546KB, and it addresses ONLY this issue. It sounds like what you found was some kind of major update that includes numerous hotfixes. And yes, it was provided by Microsoft, and I downloaded it from a Microsoft website. The only thing that it does is enable a fourth button on the shutdown menu which is Hibernate.

So instead of having this:

3button.jpg

You have this:

4button.jpg

I also developed a registry hack that will add it to Tools > Folder Options > View menu as well. That hack is below:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; part 1 - the actual setting for show hibernate on shutdown
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System\Shutdown]
"ShowHibernateButton"=dword:00000001

; part 2 - the menu item - to get to it, open any folder and go tools -> folder options -> view
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\System]
"Bitmap"="SHELL32.DLL,22"
"Text"="System Settings"
"Type"="group"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\System\Hibernate]
"CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000000
"HKeyRoot"=dword:80000002
"RegPath"="Software\\Policies\\Microsoft\\Windows\\System\\Shutdown"
"ValueName"="ShowHibernateButton"
"UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000
"Type"="checkbox"
"Text"="Show Hibernate Button on Shutdown Menu"

Later.

Edited by Maelstorm
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Mircrosoft let me request to the technical support team in China.I guess they must only support simpified Chinese win xp.

It's a pity.

Hello Tech Support,

This customer`s issue was received at Microsoft and would be better addressed by your Support team. We are forwarding you this e-mail message for your attention and follow-up.

Please respond directly to the customer.

-------------------

Hello,

Thank you for contacting Microsoft Online Customer Service.

I understand from your message that you would like to add the hibernate button. I realize your concern.

If you are seeking assistance with a Microsoft product that was purchased outside of North America, you may wish to contact your local subsidiary directly for assistance.

At this time, our Support Professionals are only trained to troubleshoot issues with North American versions of our products whereas the Support Professionals at the local Microsoft subsidiaries are trained to troubleshoot issues with localized versions of our software.

Hence, I am forwarding your request to the technical support team in China. They will contact you within one business day, to resolve the issue.

I hope your issue gets resolved soon and appreciate your patience in this regard.

Thank you for using Microsoft Products and Services,

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What's really interesting is the "unreleased" "fix" appears on a new XP machine (a Tablet edition on a Motion Computer LE1600). Why would it be considered untested if it's in release? Anyhow it is apparently an updated msgina.dll (as mentioned in KB # 893056). I will try moving that to an older tablet PC (Motion LE1400) that I have here too, and make registry changes as documented in the same article if necessary. Will perhaps let you know if this works.

Edited by pjbee
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There is a collection of very small & free files (winoff25.zip) available which will allow you to normal shutdown, hybernate, reboot & forced versions of the three directly by clicking on it. No need to apply any patch or hotfix.

(Mini Shut Down Utilities for Win'9x/ME/NT/2000/XP version 2.5 by Károly Kálmán)

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