Mac sleep while booting to Windows?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by exe163, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. exe163 macrumors regular

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    Does OS X supports a feature (i think it's called S3) that allows the computer to write everything into the the HDD before sleeping and can wake up from a complete power down? I switch between Windows and Mac very often, for games mostly. But I don't want to shut down Mac every time I want to play a game.

    P.S. I don't want VM or any kind.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    You want to run windows - you'll need to shut OSX down. The only other option is to use vmware which you already stated is not for you (because of game playing)
     
  3. exe163 thread starter macrumors regular

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    But Windows allow saved session sleep mode since Vista (possibly xp as well). It would be strange for OSX to not have it.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    OSX has a deep sleep, but you cannot use that to then switch over to windows, if I'm understanding your post correctly.

    OSX - sleep and deep sleep.
    windows sleep and hibernation.

    Both offer different flavors of sleep, but if I'm understanding your request, you want to put OSX to sleep, boot windows, play your game/use an app. Then shut down windows and wake up the OSX partition. Correct? If that is the case, then that is not possible
     

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