Monday, March 30, 2009 5:25 PMRunning Win 7 in dual boot with XP sp3 on my desktop. In my city Electricity Supply is inconsistent so I simply hibernate my xp & switch off the ups before leaving. In Win 7 I have to shut it down everytime I leave for fear that electricity may go out in my absence. Apparently there is no Hibernation option in Win7,is there a way enable it? Please suggest.
Monday, March 30, 2009 7:23 PM
Windows 7 and Vista have a function called hybrid sleep which puts the system to sleep first and then into hibernate. You can select the amount of time to wait to go into
hibernate and set it to zero which will go to hibernate imediately.
Go to the control panel and select Power Options.
Then select "Change plan settings"
Then select "Change advanced power settings"
Press on the plus sign "+" next to sleep.
Then select "Hibernate after" and it will probably say never.
Press the mouse on never and set it to 0.
Now whenyou select sleep, it will go to hibernate.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 5:41 AMModerator
The method to enable Hibernate in Windows 7 beta is the same as in Windows Vista. Run “cmd” as administrator, and enter the following command.
powercfg –h on
Then restart. You could change power settings related to Hibernate now.
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Arthur Xie - MSFT
Thursday, April 02, 2009 1:56 PMHi Arthur, did run 'cmd' as adm and entered power -h on , this gave me 'hibernation' option in the power settings , by default its not there. After then"Change plan settings"- "Change advanced power settings"-pressed '+' sign next to sleep-and 'Hibernate After"-set to zero. Apply/OK. The problem is 'zero' always reverts back to 'Never'. Finally, I was able to do it, besides the above steps I had to disable 'Allow Hybrid Sleep' without touching any other button in the 'Change Advance Power Settings' so I guess all you guys including the ones at 'Hibernate-Enable or Disable-Windows 7 Forums' were only partly correct. Thanks for your assistance,you were closest to the solution
Thursday, May 05, 2011 9:40 AM
Thanks a lot Arthur it really worked I am so grateful