How to Hibernate Windows® 7 Automatically
Get to know more about hibernation mode in Windows 7
The hibernation mode in Windows is a power saving state. When a system enters the hibernation state, it will keep user's documents and files that are opened currently in the hard drive, rather than putting it in read access memory and will turn off the computer. Among the power saving options available for Windows the hibernation mode is the mode which uses the least amount of electrical power. The hibernation mode is very similar to the shut down option in the computer. The hibernation mode is faster than restarting of a computer with Windows 7 after shut down. When the user clicks on hibernate option then Windows will save the desktop and currently opened files and documents in the Windows file called hiberfil.sys. When the user hits the power button, Windows will start and the opened files will get replaced in your desktop. The user can enable hibernation mode in Windows 7 using command prompt or by going to Control Panel.
Here is more on hibernation mode in Windows 7:
- Uses of Hibernation Mode
- Hibernate Windows 7 Using Command Prompt
- Hibernate Windows 7 Using Control Panel
Uses of Hibernation Mode
The hibernation mode in Windows 7 is used for conserving power and for hardware maintenance. In hibernation mode, the hardware of the user's computer is powered off completely. In this mode the system will not use any electrical power for any purpose. Thus hibernation mode will save electrical power and is considered as an energy saving measure. In the hardware maintenance such as changing power supply, CPU, etc. that needs powering down of hardware, hibernation mode is very useful. The hibernation mode will allow the server to start quickly after the maintenance and will also help the user to resume long running applications instead of restarting.
Hibernate Windows 7 Using Command Prompt
First click on 'Start' button in your computer for enabling the hibernation mode in Windows 7 using command prompt. Now in the search box field type "cmd". Then a window will open and in under programs you can see the icon of cmd. Now right click on the icon and click on 'run as administrator'. Then the command prompt will open. Now type "powercfg /hibernate on" in the prompt and hit 'Enter' for enabling hibernate mode. Now type "Exit" and close command prompt.
For enabling hibernation mode in Windows 7 using Control Panel, click on 'Start' followed by 'Control Panel'. Then click on 'Power options' in 'All Control Panel' in the 'Control Panel' window. Now click on 'Change when computer sleeps' shown in the left pane of the window. Then click on 'Change advanced power settings' option shown at the bottom of the window. Now, click on the plus sign shown at the side of 'sleep' and expand the 'Hibernate after' option. In that you can specify the time when you want your system to go into the hibernation mode automatically. Now click on 'Apply' and then 'Ok' button.
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