19
May
2011

How to enable / disable hibernate in windows 7

Posted in: Windows 7 1 Comment

There is no simple check / uncheck method to enable / disable hibernate in windows 7. Many of us rarely hibernate our system. So, its good to disable hibernate as it will save few GB of space.

Disable Hibernate in Windows 7

  • Click Start button and then type cmd in the Start Search box. In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt / cmd, and then click Run as Administrator.

    Run command prompt as administrator
  • Type following command and press enter.
    powercfg.exe /hibernate off
  • Exit from command prompt

This will delete hiberfil.sys file and disable hibernate in windows 7.

Enable Hibernate in Windows 7

  • Click Start button and then type cmd in the Start Search box. In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt / cmd, and then click Run as Administrator.

    Run command prompt as administrator
  • Type following command and press enter.
    powercfg.exe /hibernate on
  • Exit from command prompt

This will enable hibernate in windows 7 and also restore hiberfil.sys file

About the Author

Name: Ravi Shekhar
Nothing much about me. I just love playing with gadgets and windows.

One Response to How to enable / disable hibernate in windows 7

  1. Amrit Jha says:

    Great article, but sometimes the Hibernate option does not appear when you click the arrow next to shut down.

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