Hibernate button disappears in Vista

Vista has changed the way power management works. With its hybrid power management when you put the PC into sleep mode. The PC will remain in low power consumption mode for about 3 hours before it switches automatically to hibernate. Well but I know you might just want to have the hibernate option in your shutdown options. Or you might have had this option but it disappeared.

The hibernate button can disappear after a disk cleanup. After you delete the hibernate file. Anyway there is a quick way to get back the hibernate button. Click on your Vista start menu and immediately type command then right click on the command prompt. Make sure you choose to run as administrator.

Then Key the following command:

powercfg /hibernate on

Now check your shutdown options you should see the hibernate option appear again.

Windows Home Server Power Pack 1

The first minor release of Windows Home Server was announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Power Pack 1, formerly code named “UR1”, will ship in the first half of 2008 and be made available to existing customers of Windows Home Server via Windows Update.

Power Pack 1 has some great new functionality. A high level overview is included below and we will share additional details in more blog posts throughout the week.

Windows Home Server Connector Software

When Power Pack 1 ships, the Windows Home Server Connector will be able to be installed on home computers running Windows Vista x64 editions.

Functionality is added to detect that the version of the Windows Home Server Connector software is aligned with the version of Windows Home Server software. Users will be prompted to update either the home computers or their home server software under certain circumstances.

A Connector Upgrade is Available (notification)

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How can I change the CD Key of my Office XP / 2003 / 2007 installation?

1. Locate your valid product CD Key, which is located on the back of the original CD case.

2. On the Start menu, click Run.

3. In the Open box, type Regedit, and then click OK.

4. In Registry Editor, find the following subkey:


Click the plus sign (+) next to this folder. If you see only one subkey in this folder that has a 32-character {GUID} (globally unique identifier), select that subkey and go to step 5.

If you see more than one subkey that has a 32-character {GUID}, select each one until you find the one whose DisplayName value (in the right pane) matches your version of Office.

5. For the selected {GUID} subkey, select the ProductID string value in the right pane.

6. On the Edit menu, click Rename.

7. Type OldProductID and then press ENTER.

8. On the Registry menu, click Exit.

9. Start any Office program.

10. When the Microsoft Office XP User Information dialog box appears, type your valid product CD Key (located on the back of the CD case). Follow the instructions on your screen.

“If you open MS Word and it does not ask you for a CD Key, go to step 11.”

11. Return to step 4, select the Registration folder.

12. Change the value if key “ProductID” to “OldProductID”

13. Delete the key DigitalProductId

14. Follow steps 8 – 10.

“If you open MS Word and it still does not ask you for a CD Key, go to step 15.”

15. Return to step 4, select the Registration folder.

16. Right click Registration folder and select rename.

17. Type OldRegistration and press enter.

18. Follow steps 8 – 10.


“Always backup your registry before making any changes, this site will not be responsible for any data loss you may incur.”