If you don’t use the Hibernate option in Windows 7, you can save some disk space by disabling it. Here we will look at a few different ways to lớn manage hibernate options in Windows 7.

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Note: Hibernate mode is not an option on systems with 4GB of RAM or more.

Enable or Disable Hibernate Through Command Prompt

Using the Command Prompt might be the easiest way to lớn enable or disable Hibernation. Click on Start và type CMD into the tìm kiếm box & it will be listed under programs. Right-click on the icon and select Run as administrator.

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The Command Prompt opens & you will use the following to lớn enable Hibernation.

powercfg /hibernate on

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Type in the following lớn disable hibernation.

powercfg /hibernate off

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Manage Hibernation Through Control Panel

Click on Start and xuất hiện Control Panel then click on nguồn Options.

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On the left side click on Change when the computer sleeps.

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Now click on Change advanced nguồn settings.

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In the Advanced nguồn Options window expand the Sleep tree then expand Hibernate after & change the minutes khổng lồ zero khổng lồ turn it off. Or you can specify the amount of minutes you want to lớn pass before it goes into hibernation. After you’ve made your selection click Apply & Ok then close out of the remaining screens.

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Where is Hibernate?

What if you try the command line option lớn turn it on & Hibernate mode still isn’t available? Then what you’ll want to vị is disable Hybrid Sleep by expanding Allow hybrid sleep và turning it Off.

Now you should have Hibernate và Sleep as part of the power options in the start menu & will also be an option when you hit Ctrl+Alt+Del.

Disable Hibernate Through Regedit

Note: Changing registry values can cause your computer to lớn become unstable or stop functioning and is only recommended for experienced users.

Now that the disclaimer is out of the way…you might want lớn completely disable Hibernate mode through a registry edit. Xuất hiện the Registry & browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Control Power và change both HiberFileSizePercentHibernateEnabled value data to lớn zero. After you’ve made the changes close out of the Registry Editor and restart the machine.


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If you always turn off your computer or never do, you can disable the Hibernate mode lớn gain a bit of extra hard disk space. On our Windows 7 (32-bit) machine with a 300GB hard drive, disabling Hibernation gained us just over 3GB of more disk space. That may not seem like much especially with today’s high capacity drives, but if you don’t need Hibernation, why not reclaim that space?