Hibernation comes in handy whenever you need a quick and short getaway from your workstation. Unlike sleep function, hibernation saves your RAM data to your secondary storage device and completely cuts off the power to internal components.
Though it is definitely a great feature to save battery life on mobile devices such as laptop computers when not in use, that being said, it definitely takes much more time to wake up the system compared to when the computer is in sleep.
Moreover, since hibernation stores RAM data to secondary storage and vice-versa when the system is turned on, much more atrophy is caused that directly impacts the longevity of the storage systems installed on the machine.
Fortunately, you can turn off the feature on your computer so you do not have to make a conscious decision to not choose it every time you wish to put it to sleep. Thankfully, there are multiple ways you can turn off the feature on your Windows 11 machine.
Method 1: Disable Hibernation by Changing the Power Plan Settings
You can disable the hibernation option by simply tweaking the Power Plan settings on your computer from the Control Panel. Though this is a bit lengthy approach, that being said, it is the easiest to follow.
To scrape the hibernation option from your computer this way, first, head to the Start Menu and type Control Menu. Then, from the search results, click on the ‘Control Panel’ tile to continue.
After that, on the Control Panel window, locate and click on the ‘Power Options’ to proceed.
Next, on the ‘Power options’ screen, click on the ‘Change plan settings’ button present on the far right edge of the currently selected power plan for your computer.
Then, on the next screen, locate and click on the ‘Change advanced power settings’ option to proceed. This will open a separate window on your screen.
Then, on the separately opened window, locate and double-click on the ‘Sleep’ option to expand the section. After that, locate and double-click on the ‘Hibernate After’ option to expand the sub-section.
Once the hibernate sub-section is expanded, click on the textbox following the ‘Battery’ option, then, type Never into the text field to proceed.
Similarly, repeat the last step for the ‘Plugged in’ option as well, once tweaked, click on the ‘Apply’ button to confirm the decision. Next, click on the ‘OK’ button to close the window.
And there you go, your PC will not go in hibernation automatically, until and unless you choose it to hibernate.
Method 2: Disable Hibernate Option by Tweaking a Registry File
In case you do not wish to hop menus in the Control Panel and want to resort to a simple alternative; you can also use the Registry Editor to scrape the Hibernate option from your PC.
First, head to the Start Menu and type Registry Editor to perform a search. Then, from the search results, click on the Registry Editor tile to open it.
Now a UAC (User Account Control) window will appear on your screen. If you are not logged in with an admin account, enter credentials for one. Otherwise, click on the ‘Yes’ button to proceed.
Next, on the Registry Editor window type or copy+paste the below-mentioned address in the address bar present on the top section of the window and hit Enter on your keyboard to navigate to the specified directory.
After that, from the right section of the window, locate and double-click on the ‘HibernateEnabledDefault’ DWORD file. This will open a separate window on your screen.
Then, on the separately opened window, locate the ‘Value’ field and type 0 in the text field present right beneath it. Then, click on the ‘OK’ button to confirm and close the window.
Note: There could be a value present in the text field. Do not hesitate to overwrite the value.
After that, restart your PC from the Start Menu. Once restarted, you will not find the ‘Hibernate’ option in the ‘Power’ button on the Start Menu if present earlier, along with the function being disabled.
Method 3: Disable Hibernate from the Command Prompt
In case you heading to the Control Panel and tweaking the registry from the Registry Editor, you can simply head to the Command Prompt and execute a single line command to disable the feature on your Windows 11 device.
To do so, first, head to the Start Menu and type Command Prompt to perform a search for it. Then, from the search results, right-click on the ‘Command Prompt’ tile to reveal the context menu and then click to select the ‘Run as administrator’ option to open it.
Then, a UAC (User Account Control) window will appear on your screen. If you are not logged in with an admin account, enter the credentials for one. Otherwise, click on the ‘Yes’ button to continue.
Next, on the Command Prompt window, type or copy+paste the below-mentioned command and hit Enter on your keyboard to execute the command.
powercfg.exe /hibernate off
And that’s it, hibernate function is now disabled on your Windows device.
There you go people, using this guide you will be able to disable the hibernate function on your Windows 11 device.