If you don’t use the Hibernate option in Windows 7, you can save sầu 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 Commvà Prompt

Using the Command Prompt might be the easiest way lớn enable or disable Hibernation. Cliông xã on Start and type CMD into the search box & it will be listed under programs. Right-cliông xã on the ibé và select Run as administrator.


The Commvà Prompt opens & you will use the following khổng lồ enable Hibernation.

powercfg /hibernate on


Type in the following khổng lồ disable hibernation.

powercfg /hibernate off


Manage Hibernation Through Control Panel

Click on Start và open Control Panel then cliông xã on Power Options.



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

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Now clichồng on Change advanced power settings.


In the Advanced Power Options window expvà the Sleep tree then expvà Hibernate after and change the minutes lớn zero to lớn turn it off. Or you can specify the amount of minutes you want to lớn pass before it goes into hibernation. After you’ve sầu made your selection clichồng Apply and Ok then cthua out of the remaining screens.


Where is Hibernate?

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

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

Disable Hibernate Through Regedit

Note: Changing registry values can cause your computer khổng lồ become unstable or stop functioning & is only recommended for experienced users.

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


If you always turn off your computer or never do, you can disable the Hibernate mode to 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 reclayên that space?