Vista Home Premium SP1 (and WinXP Home SP3).\n\nAfter Best Buy "optimized" my new Toshiba laptop, the Hibernate option was\nnowhere to be found. Then, after going through World War III, erasing the\ndisk, and re-installing Vista to factory-fresh standards, it was there.\nThis time it even stuck around after Best Buy did their thing again. I\ndecided to ask some questions. It seemed that if I didn't like one answer,\nall I had to do to get a second (and guaranteed different) opinion was to\nask a different employee.\n\nI thought I liked Hibernate under XP. I was leery of Standby, probably\nbecause of my mainframe days when memory was *really* temporary. I had no\ntrouble with Hibernate, and it was a faster restart than Shut Down. Now I'm\ntold to use Sleep (the old Standby) because Hibernate is fraught with\nproblems. Not only that, but I was told that Hibernate wasn't removed by\nBest Buy, but by Windows Update! Actually, if I could feel comfortable with\nSleep, I like the idea of, say, dozing off after 10 minutes of inactivity,\nbut waking up instantly when necessary, combined with invoking a Shut Down\n(or Hibernate) only when I close the lid.\n\nI look forward to getting a variety of opinions here.