How to Enable or Disable Hibernate Mode on Windows 11

In Short
  • Hibernate mode on Windows 11 lets you quickly resume your previous session with all your open files and apps active in the background.
  • You can enable hibernation from the Power Options setting under the Control Panel.
  • You can also enable it from Command Prompt or Registry Editor.

Microsoft no longer shows the hibernate option on Windows 11’s Start menu. It’s because the feature is disabled by default. Windows laptop users might want to enable hibernate on Windows 11 as it can save the current state and resume the session quickly while consuming almost no power. You can instantly access your active files and apps on your computer. So to enable or disable hibernation on Windows 11, follow our guide below.

Adjust Hibernate Mode From Control Panel

  • Press “Windows + R” to open the Run prompt. Here, type powercfg.cpl and hit Enter.
run prompt to open power options in control panel
  • This will directly open the Power Options setting in the Control Panel. Here, click on “Choose what the power buttons do” in the top-left corner.
power options setting in control panel
  • Now, click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable” to adjust the hibernation setting.
hibernate setting in control panel windows 11
  • Finally, turn on “Hibernate” and click on “Save changes”. You can uncheck the box to disable it.
enable hibernate on windows 11
  • Now, open the power option from the Start menu and you will see the “Hibernate” option.
hibernate option in start menu

Enable Hibernate Mode on Windows 11 via CMD

  • Open the Start Menu and search for “CMD”. Now, click on “Run as administrator” in the right pane.
open cmd with admin privilege
  • After that, run the below command in Command Prompt to enable the Hibernate mode on Windows 11.
powercfg /h on
turn on hibernate from cmd
  • And to disable hibernation, simply run the below command. You are done.
powercfg /h off
turn off hibernate from cmd
  • To check whether hibernation mode is enabled, run the below command. The “Hibernate” sleep state should appear in the output.
powercfg /a
check sleep state in windows 11 via cmd

Enable Hibernation From Registry Settings

  • Launch the Start Menu and search for “Registry Editor”. Now, click on “Run as administrator“.
open registry editor windows 11
  • Here, copy and paste the below address into Registry’s address bar and hit Enter.
power options key in registry windows 11
  • Here, look for “HibernateEnabled” and double-click on it.
hibernate key windows 11 registry
  • To enable hibernation, change the “Value data” to 1. And to disable it, change the value to 0.
hibernateenabled key registry
  • Now, restart your PC and hibernation should be enabled on your Windows 11 computer. You can find many such Registry hacks to improve your PC experience.

So these are the steps you need to follow to enable or disable the hibernate mode on Windows 11. Hibernation can help you quickly resume your previous session while minimizing power consumption. Anyway, that is all from us. If you are looking to enable Group Policy Editor on Windows 11 Home, head to our linked guide. And if you have any questions, let us know in the comment section below.

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