Hibernation is like a power-saving nap for your computer. When you activate hibernation, your PC saves everything you’re doing to a special file, called “hyberfil.sys,” and then goes to sleep. When you wake it up, you can start right where you left off, without opening everything again. It’s great when you’re taking a long break from your computer.
But, hibernation uses a lot of storage space, and sometimes it can cause problems with some parts of your computer. So, if you want to save space and fix any issues, you might want to turn off hibernation.
Reasons to Turn Off Hibernation in Windows 10
Hibernation takes up a big chunk of your storage. By turning it off, you can have more space for your files and make your computer faster.
Sometimes, hibernation doesn’t work well with certain parts of your computer, and that can cause trouble. Turning it off might help fix those issues.
How to Turn Off Hibernation in Windows 10 There are two ways to do it:
Method 1: Using Command Prompt (Recommended for More Space)
Press the Windows key and the letter “X” on your keyboard together, and then choose “Command Prompt (Admin).”
Click “Yes” when it asks for permission.
In the Command Prompt, type “powercfg -h off” and press Enter.
That’s it! Hibernation is now off, and you’ll have more space on your computer.
If you want to turn on hibernation again later, just type “powercfg.exe /hibernate on” in the Command Prompt.
Method 2: Using Power Options (Hibernation is off, but the special file stays)
Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left corner, and then choose “Power Options.”
Click on “Choose what the power buttons do.”
Click “Change settings that are currently unavailable.”
Uncheck “Hibernate” under “Shutdown settings.”
Click “Save changes.”
To make sure hibernation is really off, go to “Change plan settings” next to your power plan, and set both “On battery” and “Plugged in” options to “Never” under “Hibernate after.”
That’s it! You’ve now turned off hibernation, which means more space for your stuff and fewer problems on your PC.
Enjoy your computer without hibernation!