9 Aug 2012

How to Disable Hibernation in Windows 7 using Command Line

Hibernate was designed to speed up shut downs and restarts and save power in computers. When you activate Hibernate, Windows takes a snap shot of your current session (all your running programs, open files, etc.) and writes that information to your hard drive. However, the feature uses hard drive space equal to the amount of memory installed on the machine to use. Thus you can disable the Hibernate feature in your computer. Follow the given steps to disable Hibernation mode in Windows 7 using Command Prompt.

How to Disable Hibernation in Windows 7
Step1:  Click the "Start" button and select "All Programs"-> Click Accessories->right-click Command Prompt -> select Run as administrator.

Step2: At the command prompt, type powercfg.exe /hibernate off, and then press Enter(for enable type hibernate on).

Step3: Type exit and then press Enter to close the Command Prompt window.

See also: How to Turn Off UAC in Windows 7
                How to Use Backup and Restore in Windows 7

***The hibernation file is called hiberfil.sys and it’s under the root of the system drive.

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