How to Enable/Disable Hibernate Option in Windows 10

How to Enable/Disable Hibernate Option in Windows 10

What is your preferred choice when it comes to leaving your computer at work with an intention to come back again later on and continue your work?

Do you like to close everything when leaving and open again when you’re back to work? Or you like to pause the work so that you may continue it when back at work?

If you are familiar with hibernate feature in Windows operating system, you might have found it really convenient, especially when you have to work on longer projects and you never want to close all opened programs and documents and open them again on the next day. Well, it doesn’t matter for some people but it does for most of people. Nobody likes to waste the valuable time on such start up activities. And on the top, it destroys the momentum of the work.

Essentially, there are three types to turn off a Windows PC.

  • Shut Down – Completely turn off
  • Sleep – The name says it all.
  • Hibernate – Save current state and turn off the system.

Another type is also found called Standby mode. But it’s not as popular as other methods, and hibernation is one of the best known and widely used feature in Windows.

Hibernate feature is mainly used for PCs (and laptops) for saving power without losing working session. It saves the current state including documents, files, browsers and everything else to hard disk in a type of a special file and then presents it back to you when you start your computer next time. So you’ll get all your work back in ready state where you left it before hibernating.

Enable/Disable Hibernate in Windows 10 in Elevated Command Prompt

Open Command Prompt as Administrator (Elevated Command Prompt) by right clicking the Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin) option from the menu.

Elevated CMD

Disable Hibernate

Type the following command (or for ease use typical copy and paste method).

powercfg -h on

Hibernation OFF

Enable Hibernate

Type the following command (or for ease use typical copy and paste method).

powercfg -h off

Hibernation ON

Enable/Disable Hibernate in Windows 10 using Registry Editor

  • Open Registry Editor. There are various ways to open it. One of the preferred and easiest method is: Type RegEdit in Windows Search box and select Regedit from the results.

open registry editor in Windows 10

Regedit is actually the original name of Registry Editor file which is stored in Windows system folder.

  • Navigate to the following location:


  • Select Power from left pane and then open (right click and select open or double click) HibernateEnabled

Registry Tweak HibernateEnabled

Now you have two options:

  • Set value data to 1 and it will enable hibernate feature.
  • Set value data to 0 in order to disable hibernate feature.

toggle value data

Enable/Disable Hibernate in Windows 10 with REG Tool

If you want the simplest solution to toggle this feature, use prepared registry tweak file.

Download the file given below:

Download REG Tweak file

This is a compressed zip folder containing two files. One for enabling and second for disabling the hibernation feature. You can easily unzip these files without installing any third party utility software.

How to Use?

Run any of two files depending on your choice.

If UAC (User Access Control) dialog box appears, click Yes and after it OK to approve the admin access.

Restart your computer if needed (recommended) to apply the changes properly.


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