25 Jul, 2018
Hibernation, as the name implies “deep version of sleep mode” in which you put your computer on sleep rather than shut down. The moment when your system hibernates, it takes the snapshot of system files and saves them into the hard drive. By doing this, your computer will start up faster as there is no need to re-establish those files. Although Windows 10 does not offer “Hibernate mode” by default but you need not to get worried a little bit as you can easily enable Hibernate mode in Windows 10 without any hassle.
Go through these steps to enable hibernate in Windows 10 -
1. First of all, you have to open CMD as an administrator. For opening Power user menu, press Windows keys and X simultaneously. After that, you have to choose Command Prompt (admin) from the list.
2. Enter the following command “powercfg/availablesleepstates” and press Enter key. If “The following sleep states are available on this system” message displays,then the Hibernate feature is enabled on this system.
3.On the other hand, if you don’t see “Hibernate” on the list of power features then type the following command i.e., “powercfg/hibernate on”. Then hit Enter.
Add Hibernate option in the Power menu -
Windows 10 does not include hibernate option in the Power menu. By don’t worry, you can easily add Hibernate option by going through following steps -
1. Open the Power user menu by holding Windows key and X at the same time.
2. From the pop-up menu, you have to choose Power option.
3. Then, move to the left pane and then access the System Settings of Power options by clicking on “Required a password on wakeup option”.
4. To change the Shutdown settings, tap on “Change Settings that are currently unavailable” link.
5. Next, check the Hibernate option and save the entire changes by clicking on Save button.
6. Navigate to the Start menu and then choose Power menu. Now you will see the Hibernate option. If still, you don’t see Hibernate option under the Shutdown settings, then it might be possible that your system does not support Hibernate option.
Set Custom Timers to Hibernate your PC automatically -
If you want to extend your laptop’s battery life then you have to manually configure so that your device can hibernate automatically.
1. Open the Power user menu by holding down the Windows key and X.
2. From the pop-up, choose Power options.
3. In your current power plan, tap on “Change Plan Settings”.
4. Next, tap on “Change Advanced Power Settings” options.
5. From the list of available options, expand Sleep as well as Hibernate After. Now, you will see two options i.e., On Battery and Plugged In. Just modify the value (in minutes), if you want your device automatically go to hibernate.
6. Now, save the entire changes by clicking on Apply button.
Overall, hibernate is a reliable method through which you can conserve power.
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