How to Enable or Disable Hibernate Option in Windows 7

Hibernation option is very useful as compare to sleep option. sleep puts your open documents, files and folders in memory and takes small amount of power as well. On the other hand Hibernation saves the state of all open documents, files and folders in a file created on your hard disk and shut down the computer.

Enabling Hibernate option is bit different in Windows 7. To enable Hibernation or disable Hibernation in Windows 7 follow these steps.

Enable Hibernate Windows 7

Step-1

Press Windows Key + R and type cmd in the Run window

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Step-2

Type the command given below in the command prompt and hit enter key

powercfg -h on

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Step-3

Click Start button and See in the Shutdown menu the Hibernate option is available or not, If Hibernate option is not available you need to do few more steps

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Step-4

Click on Start button and type Power Options in the search box. After this click on Power Options as shown in screenshot below

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Step-5

Click on Change plan settings in-front of selected plan

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Step-6

In the next Window click on Change advanced power settings

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Step-7

In the next Window expand the Sleep menu and select Off from Allow hybrid sleep setting as shown in screenshot below.

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Disable Hibernate Windows 7

When you disable hibernation then file hiberfil.sys on C:\ drive will also removed.

Step-1

Press Windows Key + R and type cmd in the Run window

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Step-2

Type the command given below in the command prompt windows and hit enter key

powercfg -h off

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8 comments… add one
Ninja T November 21, 2009, 6:14 pm

nice windows 7 tips please continue with this, we need more guidance for new operating system

Prisz December 30, 2009, 3:40 pm

Your all articles of Windows 7 are quite impressive!

Hibernate May 30, 2010, 2:39 pm

Yes it removed hiberfil.sys file form my c drive and save lot of space.

saker June 1, 2010, 9:16 pm

Nice, its really easy to disable hibernation through command.

Naveed July 27, 2010, 9:54 am

I save some space after disable hibernate in Windows 7

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