Enable / Disable Hibernation in Windows 8

How-to Enable / Disable Hibernation

Hibernation is a standby option built into Windows that allows you to shut down your system in the exact state it is now, and allowing you to disable all power, eject your battery and still continuing where you left of when you hibernate your system.

[alert-warning]Disabling Hibernation also disables Fast Boot on your system[/alert-warning] [alert-announce]You need to be logged in as an Administrator to execute all steps.[/alert-announce]

Method one: Through command prompt

The simplest method is through command prompt in my opinion since you only have to enter one command.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt
    1. Open Start > Type “cmd” > Right-click command prompt and choose Run as Administrator
    2. Press the Windows + X keys at the same time and choose Command Prompt (Admin)
  2. Type the following command:To enable Hibernate: powercfg -h on
    To disable Hibernate:  powercfg-h off

    Hibernate On
    Hibernate On


  3. Hit enter


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Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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