Enabling Hibernation in Windows XP

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I recently got hold of a Hewlett-Packard Mini Note 2133 but couldn’t get it to hibernate at first. I’m a huge fan of hibernation I’ve always used it because I think it makes sense to have the computer in a useable state as left more quickly.

Normally when its enabled there’s a hibernate tab to the Power Options Properties where you can enable and disable the feature. The tab only appears if the hibernation facility has been switched on and that is done with the following command.

  • Open the Command Prompt
    • Start > Run > “cmd” > OK
  • To Turn Hibernation On
    • powercfg.exe /H ON
  • To Turn Hibernation Off
    • powercfg.exe /H OFF

Now with hibernation turned on I’m a happy bunny again.

Solved: Microsoft Office 2007 Protected Files Installation Error

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Today I came across an error whilst trying to install Microsoft Office 2007 on an XP machine with service pack 3. The error occured part way through the installation process and caused the installer to roll back and give the following message.

Microsoft Office 2007 encountered an error during setup. The Windows Installer service cannot update one or more protected Windows files.

Well that’s not very useful is it!  I did a bit of searching as you do when you have a problem and came across the solution. Read the rest of this entry »

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