Thursday 28 July 2011

How to enable Hibernate in Windows 7 using the command prompt

Last month on cyberst0rm, we showed you how to disable auto sleep mode in Windows 7
If you missed that article click here or the link above. Today, we discuss how to enable hibernate in Windows 7 using the command prompt:

Follow the simple steps below:

- Click Start >> Run

- Type cmd in the Run dialog box and click OK (If you don't see Run then click here to learn how to enable it in your Start Menu in Windows 7)

- In the command prompt window, type the following command:

powercfg /hibernate on



- Once you have enabled Hibernate, you will see the following when you click the, arrow next to Shut Down on your Start Menu (see picture below)



NOTE: If you don't see the option for Hibernate, then follow these steps:

- Click Start and type Power Options in the search box and then select Power Options (see picture below)



- In the Power Options window, click Change when the computer sleeps

- Now click Change advanced power settings

- Expand Sleep and set Allow hybrid sleep, to OFF (see picture below)


- That should solve the issue. You will now see the hibernate option when click the arrow next to shutdown.



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1 Responses to “How to enable Hibernate in Windows 7 using the command prompt”

Anonymous said...
11 May 2012 at 9:29 AM

Thanks a lot. Very detailed and descriptive.


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