How to disable Hibernation in Windows 10

How to disable Hibernation in Windows 10


When you hibernate your PC, it saves your current session to a large file on disk (hiberfil.sys) and fully powers down your computer (unlike sleep mode, that stays in a low-power state). This is a good way to resume your previous work state and to quickly power on your PC, but it can occasionally be a little problematic (often with hardware peripherals or certain 3rd party applications). Hibernation is a very useful tool (especially for laptops, that can save the current work state if the battery is about to die) - so I would not recommend disabling it unless absolutely necessary.

To begin, load an elevated powershell prompt by right clicking the start button and selecting Windows Powershell (admin):

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Now, run the following command:

Code:
powercfg.exe /h off
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It's as simple as that. Hibernation mode is now disabled. If you would like to reverse this change in the future, you can repeat the steps above and use "powercfg.exe /h on" as the command.

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