Enable Hibernate in Microsoft® Windows® 7
What are the reasons due to which hibernation may not get enable on Windows 7?
Hibernation feature in your Windows 7 computer allows your operating system to save your open documents and programs to a non-volatile storage device such as your hard disk, before it powers off your computer. This feature is highly favored by most of the computer users, mainly because it helps in saving a lot of power when you are away from your PC for a long time. Let us know what issues may come up while you are doing Windows 7 hibernate enable and how to do it.
Following points will tell you about how to enable hibernate in Windows 7 and what may be the reasons for not being able to do so:
- Info about Windows 7 hibernation
- How to enable hibernate in Windows 7
- Why you are not able to enable hibernate in Windows 7
Info about Windows 7 hibernation
The hibernation feature in Windows 7 computer shuts down your computer when you are not using it for a specific period of time, thus reducing your power consumption to a significant extent. If you are going away from your computer for some time, you will need to close down all your files and programs, then shut off the PC and open all of them again when you come back. With the hibernation feature, your computer will quickly restore to the original state in which you left it, without the need to shut down computer and start all the programs again when you return.
How to enable hibernate in Windows 7
Your Windows 7 computer must have come with hibernation enabled by default. But if you have accidentally or intentionally disabled it and you want to enable it again, then go to your Start menu, type CMD and enter command prompt. Type powercfg/hibernate on, hit enter and then exit. Other than that, you can also go to your Control Panel, click on ‘Change when the computer sleeps’ option, click on ‘Change advanced power settings’ and click on ‘change Advanced settings’. Click on 'Hibernate' to expand the options and change the value from never to whatever time you want it to hibernate after.
There may be several reasons because of which you may not be able to enable Windows 7 hibernation feature. Some of them may be incompatible or outdated device drivers, outdated peripheral firmware, incompatible 3rd party software, outdated system firmware or outdated computer hardware. You need to understand what the reason for your problem is and work towards resolving the particular issue.
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