Windows 10 Tutorials 60 – How to Enable or Disable Hibernate

Welcome to our series of tutorials on the Microsoft Windows 10 that help you understand the features of the upcoming Windows 10.

In this tutorial you will learn how to enable or disable Hibernate in Windows 10.

There are three ways to shut down your PC — turn it off completely, make it sleep, or make it hibernate.

Hibernation is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops in which the PC will saves all of your open documents, and running files to your hard disk and then turns it off completely.

When you start your system again, you will be able to continue with your work right from where you left it.

So from the comments below, here are the most popular ways to to enable or disable hibernation in Windows 10.

  • CTRL + X >>>> Power Options >>>> Choose what power buttons do >>>> At the bottom is Shutdown settings
  • Run Command prompt as Admin (Win + X.. Command Prompt (Admin)), say Yes. Type powercfg -h on. The reverse is logically powercfg -h off.
  • go to Windows 10 key + X –> Power options –> Change plan settings –> Change advanced power settings –> Scroll down to “Power buttons and lid” –> Sleep button action –> Change settings to Hibernate.
  • Go to ‘Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\System Settings’ i.e from Power Options click on ‘Choose What the power buttons do’ then click on `Change settings that are currently unavailable` then scroll down and check ‘Hibernate’.

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Other ways to enable or disable Hibernate in Windows 10:

  1. Press Windows + X keys to open Power menu and select Command Prompt (Admin)
  2. To enable the Hibernate, type command powercfg/h on
  3. To disable the Hibernate, type command powercfg/h off

Manage settings for Hibernate:

  1. Press Windows + X key to access Power Menu and select Power Options from there.
  2. Click Change plan settings next to the power plan you have active.
  3. Now select Change advanced power settings.tutorial51-energysave
  4. In Power Options scroll down and expand Sleep.
  5. Click on Hibernate after
  6. Enter the minutes you want your PC to be idle before it Hibernates
  7. Press Ok to apply the changes.tutorial60-hibernate
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