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3 Ways to Disable Hibernation in Windows 11

This article will describe 3 easy ways to disable hibernation in Windows 11.

Usually when you need to take a short break from work, you need to enable hibernation. Hibernation saves your RAM data to a storage device and completely cuts power to internal components. But waking up the system from hibernate takes more time than sleep. For laptops, however, the hibernation function is important for saving battery life.

Since hibernation stores RAM data into secondary storage, when the system is turned on, it causes more shrinkage, affecting the longevity of the storage system installed on the machine.

Fortunately, you can turn this feature off on your computer so you don’t have to choose between hibernating or sleeping your device every time. Next, this article will introduce various ways to turn off the Windows 11 hibernation feature.

How to Disable Hibernation in Windows 11?

Method 1: Disable hibernation through power settings

The easiest way to do this is to disable the hibernate option by adjusting the power plan settings on your computer from the control panel.

First, open the Start menu and type “Control Menu”. Click Control Panel from the search results.

In the Control Panel window, click Power Options.

On the Power Options screen, click the Change Plan Settings button to the far right of the currently selected power plan.

Click the “Change advanced power settings” option.

In the window that opens, double-click the “Sleep” option. Find and double-click the “Hibernate After” option to expand.

Click in the text box after the “Battery” option and type Never in the text field.

Repeat the last step for the Insert option as well. Click the Apply button and click OK to close the window.

After setup, if you don’t choose to hibernate, your PC will not go into hibernation automatically.

Method 2: Disable the hibernate option through the registry

The second method is to use Registry Editor to remove the hibernate option.

Open the Start menu and type Registry Editor, from the search results, click Registry Editor.

Click the UAC (User Account Control) window Yes button. If you are not logged in with an administrator account, please enter a credential to continue.

Copy+paste the following address in the address bar at the top of the Registry Editor window and press Enter.

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power

On the right side of the window, double-click the “HibernateEnabledDefault” DWORD file.

In the window that opens, find the Value field and enter 0. Click the “OK” button.

Note: If there is a value in the text field, please modify it directly.

Restart your PC. The Hibernate option in the Power button on the Start menu has been removed or disabled.

Method 3: Disable Hibernation via Command Prompt

Open the start menu and search for command prompt. Then, right-click Command Prompt to expand the context menu, click the Run as administrator option.

Click the Yes button on the UAC (User Account Control) window. If you are not logged in with an administrator account, enter a credential to continue.

In the Command Prompt window, type or copy+paste the command mentioned below, press Enter.

powercfg.exe /hibernate off

Once done, hibernation is disabled on your Windows 11 device.

That’s it! This article provides three easy ways to disable hibernation in Windows 11. Now you can easily disable hibernation in Windows 11.

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