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How to Enable And Disable Hibernate Mode in Windows 10

Computers can sleep, shut down or hibernate. Some people leave their computers running 24/7 or may get emergency work while using the computers and others shut down computers the moment they step away. So there are three ways to shut down your PC. Shut down will completely turn off your PC. Sleep allows you to quickly resume using your laptop by infusing some electric supply. Hibernate is like shutting down your computer but you can still resume your work where you left off.

In windows 10 there an upcoming feature i.e. How to enable and disable hibernate in windows 10. Hibernation is simply a power saving state that is designed primarily for laptops, where all files, open documents and running files are saved to your computers’ hard disk and then completely shuts it down. Here are the steps to let you enable hibernate node in your windows 10 device.

Before following the steps you must be signed in to windows as an administrator.

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There are four options to set the hibernate mode

  1. Enable or Disable Hibernate in elevated command prompt
  2. Enable or disable Hibernate by using a REG file Download
  3. Enable or Disable Hibernate in Registry Editor
  4. To turn On or Off Hibernate in advanced power options.

Here are few steps for how to enable and disable hibernate mode in windows 10.

OPTION 1

Steps  for how to enable Hibernate in elevated command prompt.

Step1: Open the elevated command prompt.

Step2: To enable the Hibernate mode, type the powercfg–h on command in elevated command prompt and press enter. This command will restore the hiberfil.sys file and goes to power option under sleep and your PC is set with the hibernate mode.

Step3: You can close the elevated command prompt.

Steps for how to disable Hibernate in elevated command prompt

Step1: Open the elevated command prompt.

Step2: To disable the Hibernate mode, type the powercfg–h off command in elevated command prompt and press enter. This command will disable hibernate and delete the hiberfil.sys file and remove hibernate after power option.

Step3: Check the advanced power option to make sure that the critical battery action and low battery action are not set to Hibernate.

Step4: Close the elevated command prompt.

OPTION 2

Steps for how to enable hibernate using a REG file.

Step1: Download the Enable_Hibernate.reg file and merge it.

Step2: Save the .reg file on your desktop.

Step3: Click on RUN button to approve the merge and this step restores the hiberfil.sys file and hibernates after power option under sleep.

Step4: Restart the PC to apply changes and you may also add or remove in power button menus.

Steps for how to disable hibernate using a REG file.

Step1: Download the Disable_hibernate.reg file.

Step2: Save the .reg file on your desktop.

Step3: click on RUN button to approve the merge and in this step it will disable hibernation and delete the hiberfil.sys file.

Step4: Restart the PC to apply changes.

OPTION 3

Steps for how to enable hibernate mode in registry editor.

Step1: Press the Windows+R keys to open the dialog prompt and type regedit and click on OK button.

Step2: If it prompted by UAC then click on yes option.

Step3: In Registry editor navigate the

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power location.

Step4: Select the POWER key and click on HibernateEnabled and type 1 to enable the hibernate.

Step5: Restart your PC your computer to apply changes.

Steps for how to disable the hibernate in registry editor.

Step1: Press the Windows + R keys to open the dialog prompt and type regedit and click on OK button.

Step2: If it prompted by UAC then click on yes option.

Step3: In Registry editor, navigate the

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Powerlocation.

Step4: Type 0 and click on OK button to disable hibernate and check the advanced power option to set the critical battery action and low battery action setting under battery.

Step5: Restart your PC to apply changes.

OPTION 4

Steps to turn ON Hibernate in advanced power option.

Step1: To enable hibernate option; open the Advanced power plan settings for your power plan.

Step2: In HIBERNATE OPTION set the minutes, how many minutes you want your computer to sit idle before going to hibernation.

Step3: When finished click on OK button.

Steps to turn OFF hibernate in advanced power option.

Step1: To disable the hibernate option open the Advanced power plan settings for your power plan.

Step2: In HIBERNATE OPTION, set the minutes option to never to disable hibernate.

Step3: When finished click on OK button.

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