Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Enable Hibernate in Windows 7

I was very used to hibernating my WinXp Pro laptop to save the state of my work to give me a head start the next morning. So when I upgraded to Windows 7, I was surprised to find that it did not have an option to Hibernate. The only close option was Sleep which is a hybrid option that sleeps on very low power, but hibernates when the remaining battery is very low.

Thankfully, the hibernate option was just hidden out of sight, not removed totally and  one command took care of it as below:

  1. Log in to the laptop as Administrator
  2. Click on Start and type cmd in the search box and press enter
  3. In the command window, type the command:
 powercfg.exe /hibernate on 

Viola! After you exit the command prompt and now you should see the option to hibernate your laptop.

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