How to disable Hibernate in Windows 7 Command Prompt

Description: The following process disables the Hibernate feature in Windows 7. Once disabled, Hibernate will no longer appear in the advanced Sleep settings. Note: You must run the command as an administrator, if you do not, you will receive the error: "You do not have permission to enable or disable the Hibernate feature."

Open a command prompt using the RUN method:

  1. Click Start
  2. Type "cmd" in the Open: box and click OK
  3. At the C: prompt, type powercfg.exe -h off

Open a command prompt from the Start Menu:

  1. Click Start, All Programs, Accessories
  2. Right click on "Command Prompt" and select "Run as Administrator"
  3. At the C: prompt, type powercfg.exe -h off

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