How to: Enable hibernation on Chuwi Vi10 Windows 8.1/Android KitKat tablet


We just received the Chuwi Vi10 Windows 8.1 + Android 4.4 KitKat dual booting tablet, and it has so far proven to be an extremely impressive machine for the money. The US$154 piece of kit has 2GB of RAM, 32GB ROM and is powered by an impressive Intel Z3736F processor.

One thing that the Chuwi Vi10 lacks though is the hibernation feature. I’m a Windows user myself, and it’s been ages since I shut down my machine; it almost always goes into hibernation when not it use.

If you aren’t aware what the hibernate feature does, here’s an explanation from Microsoft:

Hibernation is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops. While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer. Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power.

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There’s no option to enable hibernation on the Chuwi Vi10. However, hunting around a bit lead me to this thread on the XDA forums which talked about the hibernate option for the Teclast Air 3G. The thread mentions a simple solution to overcome the problem, which works on the Chuwi Vi10 (and should work on other similar tablets too).

Here’s how you do it: 

  • Right click on the desktop screen and select New -> Shortcut.
  • Set the target of this shortcut to the following:
    C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState Hibernate
  • Give the shortcut a name
  • Double click the shortcut icon anytime to put the device into hibernation
  • Profit!
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Please bear in mind though that it takes the tablet a few seconds to completely get into hibernation mode. You mustn’t try to boot in on or do anything funny meanwhile.

The Chuwi Vi10 review is coming in the next few days.

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13 Comments

  1. Marco Lancaster
    June 13, 2015

    Great need Yash, I’m also a heavy user of Windows, and constantly I have to take my Notebook with me, for simple things as check chords saved in word while playing , and turns to be very easy to change pages in a non touch device =), for that reason I’m considering one of those dual boot budget tablets with Windows, and also for study and check some content. looking forward to see the review!

  2. gadget_ocd
    June 13, 2015

    Any of these dual boot tablets run Android 5.0?

    • June 14, 2015

      If I remember right Chuwi promised a Lollipop upgrade for this one.

    • BoORD_L
      June 15, 2015

      teclast x98 air 3g … beta release

  3. Marco Lancaster
    June 13, 2015

    Great need Yash, I’m also a heavy user of Windows, and constantly I have to take my Notebook with me, for simple things as check chords saved in word while playing , and turns to be very easy to change pages in a non touch device =), for that reason I’m considering one of those dual boot budget tablets with Windows, and also for study and check some content. looking forward to see the review!

  4. gadget_ocd
    June 14, 2015

    Any of these dual boot tablets run Android 5.0?

    • Yash Garg
      June 14, 2015

      If I remember right Chuwi promised a Lollipop upgrade for this one.

  5. Roger
    June 14, 2015

    Why not just use sleep mode? The only time I use hibernation under Windows, is due to autoamtic hybenation when the battery is very neatly flat.

    • June 14, 2015

      Sleep still uses some battery, hibernation doesn’t. Also it starts up much faster than a fresh boot.

  6. Roger
    June 14, 2015

    Why not just use sleep mode? The only time I use hibernation under Windows, is due to autoamtic hybenation when the battery is very neatly flat.

    • Yash Garg
      June 14, 2015

      Sleep still uses some battery, hibernation doesn’t. Also it starts up much faster than a fresh boot.

  7. Koko Pratama Pudja
    June 15, 2015

    great tips sir, i also find that sleep mode in Vi10 is consuming battery as much as idle mode, same as using the tablet normally.

  8. Koko Pratama Pudja
    June 15, 2015

    great tips sir, i also find that sleep mode in Vi10 is consuming battery as much as idle mode, same as using the tablet normally.