Hibernation is a state you can put your computer in instead of shutting it down or putting it to sleep. When your computer hibernates, it takes a snapshot of your system files and drivers and saves that snapshot to your hard drive before shutting down. This allows your computer to start up faster because it doesn’t need to re-establish those files and settings. Windows 10 doesn’t offer hibernate mode by default but Don’t worry, it’s really simple to bring the hibernate option back. This is tutorial we will show you how to enable hibernate in windows 10.

 

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Hibernation, as the name implies, is like the deep version of sleep mode. Instead of keeping the computer’s state in memory, though, hibernation mode writes the computer’s state to the hard drive. This allows it to turn off completely, using even less power than sleep mode. Back in the day, this was a bit of a performance hit–it would take longer to start your computer up and resume working. But with modern and speedy solid-state drives going into and out of hibernation is almost as snappy as sleep mode, so there are very few downsides.

Shutting down entirely means your laptop won’t run out of juice if you leave it asleep in your bag, which is great. (Or, if you put your computer in hibernation and lose power for a few days, you’ll still be able to resume working later.)

 

Enable hibernate in windows 10

 

1. Open CMD as administrator:  Hold down the Windows key + X to open the Power User menu. From the list select Command Prompt (Admin) to open the Command Prompt as an administrator.

 

cmd admin in windows 10

 

2. Type the following command: powercfg /availablesleepstates, and hit Enter. If Hibernate appears under “The following sleep states are available on this system”, then the feature is enabled.

 

check hibernate option in cmd

 

3. If you don’t see “Hibernate” on the list of power features enabled on your computer, then type the following command: powercfg /hibernate on and hit Enter.

 

enable hibernate option in windows 10

 

Keep in mind that “hibernate” won’t be available depending on your hardware configuration.

Some reasons include:

1. Current video card driver doesn’t support the power state, in which case you’ll need to update your video adapter driver.

2. The power-saving options are supported by your computer, but they aren’t enabled in the BIOS. (Note that instructions to access the BIOS will vary depending on your PC manufacturer. Always check your computer manufacturer’s support website for details.)

3. In some cases, hibernation won’t be available if “hybrid sleep” is enabled on your computer.

4. Your computer hardware is not compatible with the power-saving options.

 

Adding the “Hibernate” option in the Power menu

 

Similar to previous versions, Windows 10 doesn’t include the “Hibernate” option in the Power menu, which allows you to put your computer into the power-saving mode on demand. You can add the option using the following steps:

1. Hold down the Windows key + X to open the Power User menu.

2. Select the Power Options from the menu.

 

power option in windows 10

 

3. From the left pane, click the Require a password on wakeup option to access the System Settings of Power Options.

 

Require a password on wakeup option in windows 10

 

4. Click the Change settings that are currently unavailable link to modify the Shutdown settings.

 

Change hibernate settings in windows 10

 

5. Check the Hibernate option, and click the Save changes button to commit the changes.

 

hibernate in windows 10

 

6. Go to the Start menu, select the Power menu, and you should now see the “Hibernate” option. (The option will also appear throughout all the Power menus available in the operating system.)

 

hibernate in windows 10 start menu

 

Note: If you don’t see the “Hibernate” option under the Shutdown settings, this is another way to tell that hibernation is disabled or isn’t supported on your computer.

Additionally, in the System Settings page, you can also configure to hibernate your PC immediately when closing the lid or when pressing the power button to save the most battery — either when your device is running on battery or when it’s plugged into an electrical outlet.

Under When I press the power button and When I close the lid settings, click the drop-down menu, and change the option from Sleep to Hibernate for “On battery” and “Plugged in”.

 

Setting custom timers to hibernate your computer automatically

 

If you want to save power as much as possible to expand your laptop or tablet battery life, you can also manually configure when your device should hibernate automatically. You can do this by using the following steps:

1. Hold down the Windows key + X to open the Power User menu.

2. Select the Power Options from the menu.

 

power option in windows 10

 

3. Click Change plan settings in your current power plan.

 

Change plan settings in windows 10

 

4. Click the Change advanced power settings option.

 

advanced power settings in windows 10

 

5. On the list of available options, expand Sleep, and then Hibernate after. Depending whether it’s a mobile device or not, you will see two options: On battery and Plugged in, change the value (in minutes) to the time you want your device to go automatically to hibernate.

 

hibernate timer option in windows 10

 

6. Finally, click Apply and OK to finish saving the settings.

 

In Windows 10, similar to previous versions, the hibernation feature offers a reliable method to conserve power.

So, here is how you can enable hibernate in windows 10. Need any help with your windows? We are here to help. Get instant technical support for any of your computer problem by our technical experts. Live chat with us or create a support ticket for FREE.

 

Source: windowscentral

 

 

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