Disable/Enable Hibernate Windows 10, 8.1, 8

Hibernate is one of the best features you can use in Windows operating system. Using this feature, users can turn off their laptop without losing all their work. If you want to go urgently somewhere leaving all your precious work which you were doing in your laptop, you can either save the work or put your computer in sleep mode. Bot when we’re using sleep mode, the computer will still take power. If you’ve put your laptop on sleep mode then your battery will start draining even no one is using that laptop. So, to solve this problem Windows has introduced Hibernate feature. In Windows 8 and above, this feature is disabled by default and you need to enable it manually. To enable hibernate windows 10 feature or older version of Windows OS, follow the method we’ve shown below.

When you hibernate your computer, all your work is saved and when you again boot your computer, it’ll take some time. In sleep mode, only that much power is consumed which is enough to keep RAM awake. Once you press any key or press the power button, CPU wakes up and the user can continuously start using the computer from the condition as he/she left it. But, in hibernate, all your work is said and users can shut down the computer without saving the data. But, as we listed above that booting will take more time than usual. If you enable hibernate Windows 10 feature, then hiberfil.sys will take some memory space. If you want to enjoy this feature, we’ve method given below. To disable hibernate windows 10 feature, we’ve also shown steps to do that.

You can enable hibernate Windows 10 feature using CMD (Command Prompt) or can enable/disable it using control panel. We’ve shown both the methods below.

Enable Hibernate Windows 10 Feature Using CMD

This method works for Windows 10, Windows 8, 8.1, 7 and below. You should have access to the administrator account.

  1. Press Win+X and select Command Prompt Administrator.
  2. Give the administrator privileges and then type the command given below:
    powercfg.exe /hibernate on
  3. This command will enable hibernate feature.

Disable Windows 10 Hibernate Feature

In order to disable, follow the steps given below:

  1. Press Win+X and select Command Prompt Administrator.
  2. Type the command:
    powercfg.exe /hibernate off
  3. Hit enter and hibernate feature will be disabled.

Enable/Disable Hibernate In Windows 10, 8 etc. Using Control Panel

Now, in this method, we’ll be showing you to enable or disable the hibernate feature using control panel. In control panel under the Power settings, hibernate enable/disable option is available. It’s the easiest way to change the hibernate settings. In the method given above, you need to remind the command. But, in this method, there’s no need to remind any command line. Just remind the steps and change hibernate settings whenever needed.

  1. First of all open control panel. Press Win+R and type “Control Panel

2. After this find “Power Options” in control panel or search for it. Open it and click on “Change Settings that are currently unavailable”.

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3. Now, check the Hibernate box to enable hibernate feature and uncheck it to disable hibernate Windows 10 feature

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You Can Now Use Hibernate in Windows 10, 8 or Below

  • In Windows 10, select the Start  button, and then select Power > Hibernate. You can also press the Windows logo key + X on your keyboard, and then select Shut down or sign out > Hibernate.
  • For Windows 8.1 / Windows RT 8.1, move your mouse to the lower left-hand corner of the screen and right-click the Start  button or press Windows logo key + X on your keyboard. Tap or click Shut down or sign out and choose Hibernate. Or, swipe in from the right edge of the screen and then tap Settings. (If you’re using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings.) Tap or click Power > Hibernate.
  • For Windows 7, click the Start button then, click on the arrow next to Shut Down button and select Hibernate.

Tip 1: About Using Hibernate In Windows

Hibernate option saves your precious work while shutting down so that you can reboot again into Windows in the same state. But you should have patience while booting into Windows because some machine may take some time to reboot if you hibernate them. Also, if you are writing articles in text editor etc. consider saving them by pressing Ctrl+S as some old machines running Windows 8 or above might not be able to reboot after hibernate. Try hibernating your PC several times and check whether it boots up smoothly or not and then you can use this feature with no risk.

Tip 2: If Devices Stopped Responding After Rebooting From hibernate

If devices connected to your PC (like monitors, printers, or scanners) aren’t working properly after waking up from sleep or hibernate, you might need to disconnect and reconnect your device or restart your PC. You should also make sure that all your drivers are updated

We hope you’re now able to use Hibernate Windows 10 feature. Methods given above work on all builds of Windows OS. If you’re having any problem, comment down below and we’ll try to help you.

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