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How to enable or disable Hibernate Mode in Windows 10

June 30, 2020
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This time we bring you a post about how to enable or disable Hibernate Mode in Windows 10, in case you want to take advantage of it or simply want to free up space by deactivating it, ENTER!

WE START:

This feature is activated by default and, despite what some people think, it has no effect on the computer, but we will talk about that later. In addition to this, it is not necessary to deactivate it.

Now, the purpose of this post is to show you how enable or disable hibernate mode in Windows 10 So let's get to the PC!

Enable and disable hibernate function in Windows 10

At the beginning we said that this function is active by default, so we will start the procedure by deactivating it.

Disable hibernate mode in Windows 10

  1. The first thing you should do is press the Windows button on the keyboard to bring up the start menu.
  2. In this menu, at the beginning, you will see a search bar. Type cmd. In the result that is presented to you with the command prompt, right-click, and then select Execute as an administrator.
  3. Once System Manager opens, type powercfg.exe / hibernate off and then hit Enter.
  4. Then write exit and press Enter to close the Manager.

With these simple steps you can disable Hibernate Mode in Windows 10.

WARNING
When disabling hibernation data may be lost if there is a power loss while hybrid suspension is active. It is important to know that when hibernate is not available, hybrid sleep does not work.

Activate hibernate mode in Windows 10

Now, for hibernation to be available again, you just have to follow the following steps:

  1. Press the Windows button on the keyboard to bring up the start menu.
  2. In the search bar type cmd. In the result that is presented to you with the command prompt, right-click, and then select Execute as an administrator.
  3. Once System Manager opens, type powercfg.exe / hibernate on and then hit Enter.
  4. Then write exit and press Enter to close the Manager.
NOTE
If when executing the activation or deactivation commands you get “The operation cannot be performed. Unexpected error: ox65bRepeat all the steps making sure to select Command Prompt (Admin) in step 2 as the commands will not work if you choose the normal command prompt.

Advantages and disable

The hibernate in Windows 10 It is a function that allows you to put the PC to sleep as an alternative to turning it off.

While the PC is in hibernation, take a snapshot of your system files and drivers and save that information on the hard drive before it is turned off; which allows the computer to boot up faster, since it does not need to re-establish those files.

HiberFile.sys file

When hibernation is enabled, space is reserved on the system for store the hiberfil.sys fileSpecifically, 75% is reserved for your computer's RAM, so if you have 8GB RAM, the file will take 6GB of hard drive storage space.

The created file hiberfil.sys is located in the root folder of the drive where the operating system is installed. Also, it is important to know that this file is reserved by the power manager when installing Windows.

Hence, many people are interested in wanting to activate or deactivate hibernate mode in Windows 10, either, they want to activate the mode so that the PC starts faster or, they want to deactivate it because they need that hard disk memory space .

Drawbacks

Sometimes the hiberfil.sys file becomes very large, so if you have a small hard disk or you have almost no space left on your hard disk, it is advisable to disable hibernate mode.


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