Header Ads

How to Enable/ Disable Hibernation mode (Hibernate) in Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 10

Hibernation mode (or Hibernate) is an advanced feature that was first released in Windows XP. It is a very useful and convenient, not just to save battery (for laptops/ notebooks), it helps to turn on/ turn off the computer much faster.

What is Hibernate mode ?

When a computer is hibernating (go to hibernation mode), all the data of your uncompleted works from RAM will be transferred to the hard disk, before turning off the computer. And when the computer resumes from hibernation mode, it will be powered on normally before transferring back the saved data from the hard disk to RAM. You can continue your uncompleted works then.
How to Enable/ Disable Hibernation mode (Hibernate) in Windows XP,Windows 7 and Windows 10
Somebody said that Hibernate is not safe (may damage your computers) or it does not really help to save battery... I am sure that is a wrong opinion. These are why:
- Firstly, this feature is developed by Microsoft. No way Microsoft releases an "unsafe feature" in their Windows OS.
- Secondly, If you understand the mechanism of hibernating, how hibernation mode works then you will have yourself the answer. The active data from RAM is transferred to the hard disk then it will be transferred back. Nothing is unsafe here. And when a computer is in hibernation mode, it is powered off completely (don't like "sleep" mode), therefore it does not consume battery.
==> Hibernate is 100% safe, it saves your battery and it helps you to turn on/ turn off your computer very very fast. 
However, in some cases, if you hibernate then resume your computer, some programs may get errors - these errors usually relate to session timeout or other strict checking conditions of the applications.

How to Enable/ Disable Hibernation mode (Hibernate) in Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 10

Enable/ Disable Hibernate mode in Windows XP 

It is very simple to enable/ disable hibernate mode in the Windows XP. Just do a Right-click on the Desktop then select Power Management => Tick on the button Enable Hibernation => OK. (In Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 does not have this button)
Enable/ Disable Hibernate mode in Windows XP

Enable/ Disable Hibernate mode in Windows 7 and Windows 10

From Windows 7, Microsoft has developed the Hybrid sleep mode. That is a mixed mode (mix Standby mode with Hibernate mode). In Hybrid sleep mode, active data (working data) will be saved to the hard disk while still maintaining RAM Standby mode. This mode consumes more power than Hibernate mode, but it is also more secure than Standby mode.
Enable/ Disable Hibernate mode in Windows 7 and Windows 10
If you do not use your computer for a long time, or your computer is running out of battery then the computer will be turned off into Hybrid mode automatically. When you come back and turn on the computer, all the working data with be recovered from the hard disk to RAM.
When Hybrid sleep mode is enabled, Hibernate mode will be disabled => If you want to use Hibernate mode, you have to disable Hybrid mode first (Hybrid mode is enabled by default in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10).
To enable Hibernate in Windows 7 and Windows 10. Just follow these steps:
- Open Command Prompt window (open Run dialog => type CMD and press enter)
- Type the command: powercfg -h on
(To disable Hibernate again, use the command: powercfg -h off )
- Close Command Prompt window.
How to Enable/ Disable Hibernation mode (Hibernate) in Windows XP,Windows 7 and Windows 10
To Show/Hide Hibernate on the power menu, please follow these steps:
- Open Power Options windows from the Control Panel
- Select “Change plan settings” ==> “Change advance power settings
- Select the active plan (Windows 7 comes with 3 default plans: Balanced, Power Saver and High Performance), Balanced is usually the default plan. If you are not sure about somethings, just repeat step below for all 3 plans.
- Pull to the label "Sleep" == > "Allow hybrid sleep": Set the value to Off in both On battery and Plugged in
- OK and Save it. Now Hibernate option will appear on the power off screen.
To Show/Hide Hibernate on the power menu, please follow these steps

Enable/ Disable Hibernate mode in Windows 8

In Start screen in Windows 8, search for “Power” => Select “Change what the power buttons do” from the result list.
Enable/ Disable Hibernate mode in Windows 8
On System Settings window, click “Change settings that are currently unavailable
Change settings that are currently unavailable
Scroll your mouse to “Shutdown settings” => Tick on "Hibernate" ==> “Save changes
How to Enable/ Disable Hibernation mode
Done!
Now Hibernate button will display on Power menu beside Sleep, Shutdown, and Restart button like this:
Hibernate button will display on Power menu beside Sleep, Shutdown, and Restart button
If you have any question, feel free to contact us or leave a comment below the articles. And don't forget to follow us on social to update the latest tips for computers and mobiles.

Cheers.

No comments:

EasyTipz. Powered by Blogger.