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I want to

  1. Write the current state of macOS to /private/var/vm/sleepimage immediately before shutting down

  2. Power on my Mac again and boot into my Boot Camp Windows partition (by holding opt at boot) and do some tasks

  3. Shut down and power on again (selecting macOS at boot) and load the saved state from my sleep image to resume EXACTLY as I left it after writing the image

How can I achieve this?

OS/hardware config:
macOS 10.13.2 on a MacBook Pro 11,3 (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)

  • Why are you trying to do this? – Harv Dec 13 '17 at 3:21
  • @Harv To resume exactly where I left off – jsejcksn Dec 13 '17 at 3:45
  • You're asking for the machine NOT to do what you're asking it to do (shut down) - nope, that's not going to happen. What you might want to consider is running Windows in a VM, instead. There's too much complexity in saving the state EXACTLY as you want it, otherwise we'd be doing that (and are headed in that direction I believe). iOS is an example of where they're playing with that. macOS is going there too, which is partially why it's been so unstable lately; they're rewriting very large parts of it. – Harv Dec 13 '17 at 3:47
  • @Harv VM won’t work because I need 100% hardware utilization. Now if I could run macOS, Linux, and Windows on a type-1 hypervisor on my MBP then I’d say absolutely. – jsejcksn Dec 13 '17 at 6:18

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