obviously I CAN'T LEAVE OPEN MY LAPTOP AND LUMION.......
I don't know what you mean by "leave my laptop open
" but perhaps I need to explain what I meant in more detail:HOW DO I USE LUMION WITHOUT INTERNET ACCESS?
Let's say you're in an airport and you're using Lumion on your laptop PC before a long journey to your office in Vietnam.
So, before take-off, you click on the Start
button in Windows 7
, and then click the arrow next to the Shut down
button. Finally, you click on the Hibernate
This option will save the state of Windows
on your harddrive and then turn the PC off.
A modern laptop should be able to stay in hibernation for weeks or even months on a single battery charge.
The next time you open your laptop and press the ON button it will start where you left it (it says Resuming Windows
" when it's booting):
Once it is done, everything including all applications, will be exactly as when you left them.This includes Lumion!
You do not need to have internet access since you are simply continuing to use Lumion where you left it.You will be able to use Lumion on this laptop for months or years without internet access if you simply make sure that:
- You have internet access the first time you start Lumion before you leave home.
- You always use Hibernate mode.
I have tested this on my MacBook Pro and it works fine
The only potential problem is if Lumion or Windows crashes for some reason - then you will require either internet access or phone access (once the SMS/Text Message service is up an running).CAN I BRING A LAPTOP PC IN HIBERNATION MODE ONBOARD AN AIRCRAFT?
Yes! But if you are still worried about the cabin crew on an aircraft demanding that you choose the Shutdown
option instead of the Hibernate
option to turn off your laptop, please allow me to explain.
and a full Shutdown
remove absolutely all power apart from the tiny amount of electricity which is required to maintain the system clock and allow it to respond to buttons. The only difference is that Shutdown
down before powering down the computer, while Hibernate
saves the current state of Windows
to the hard disk and then shuts down. On start up, Windows
has to start from scratch after a Shutdown
, but only has to reload from the hard disk and resume after a Hibernate
For that reason, your laptop is considered to be turned off when in Hibernation
mode. In other words, you are not violating any FAA rules by choosing Hibernate
mode when they ask you to switch off electronic devices during take-off and landing. Your PC is just as "switched off" as if you had chosen the Shutdown
To find out more about Hibernation
mode please have a look at this page:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/Sleep-and-hibernation-frequently-asked-questionsTIP:
If you want to use the laptop while
on the aircraft, you must however turn off wireless internet on your laptop before you activate Hibernation
mode (i.e. before you even board the aircraft).