How to enable / turn off hibernation Windows 11

How to enable / turn off hibernation Windows 11

Hibernation mode in Windows 11 saves data from RAM into a hiberfil.sys file, shuts down completely and, when subsequently switched on, loads that data again.


How to disable hibernation in Windows 11:

  • Run the command line as Administrator or, by right-clicking on the Start button, open Windows Terminal as Administrator.
  • Enter the command “powercfg -h off” and press Enter.
  • No message will appear indicating that the command was successful, but hibernation will be disabled.


How to enable hibernation in Windows 11:

  • Run Command Prompt or Windows Terminal as administrator.
  • Enter the command “powercfg -h on” and press Enter.
  • No result message will appear, but hibernation will be enabled.
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How to add “Hibernate” to the Windows 11 shutdown menu:

  • Switch on hibernation (if disabled), then open the Control Panel.
  • In the Control Panel, go to “Power”.
  • In the left-hand pane, click on “Power button actions”.
  • Click “Change settings that are currently unavailable” and then enable hibernation mode in the shutdown menu and apply the settings.
  • Done, the “Hibernation” item will now be displayed in the Windows 11 shutdown menu.