How to Enable or Disable Hibernation on Windows

Enable or Disable Hibernation on Windows: There were also circumstances in all of our lives where we would want to be just gone for some time while doing work and not want to waste the time by shutting down the computer and also at the same time would want to save the charge when we want to keep it on. 

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Yes, we agree the sleep option does the job but there is a better and more power-efficient way of doing the same. Hibernation is a power option that lets Windows users exploit the feature of both a complete system shutdown and sleep mode. Just like a complete package. This works completely under the control of the users as to when to start and stop are in their hands. Now let us in a brief have a look at different ways how to enable or disable Hibernation on Windows. 

Method 1: Using Registry Editor to Enable or Disable Hibernation on Windows

Step 1: Open the Windows Registry Editor by pressing the keys Windows + R and type Regedit and then press enter. 

Step 2: Then from the registry editor window expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE by double-clicking on it. 

Step 3: Then under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE double click on System.

Step 4: Now Expand CurrentControlSet.

Step 5: On the right-hand panel clock on HibernateEnabled.

Step 6: Now to enable Hibernation type 1in the text box under the Value Data. The same way to disable it Type 0.

Step 7: Now Click the OK button and restart your computer.

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Method 2: Using Command Prompt to Enable or Disable Hibernation on Windows

Open Command Prompt as Administrator by typing:

 powercfg.exe/hibernateon to enable the Hibernator or 
powercfg.exe/hibernateoff to disable the Hibernator.

Now you might have to check if the above commands were executed properly, in order to do so you have to head to C drive and look for hiberfil.sys file. If you are successful in finding this then it is implemented successfully else not.


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