Are in need of some extra free space on your Windows 10 computer? You can save gigs of disk space with learning how to turn off hibernate in Windows 10 by reading on and following my simple how-to guide below. But first, for those that don’t know exactly what hibernate mode is. I will explain it below.
What Is Hibernate Mode?
Hibernate mode, usually enabled by default on most laptops and PCs, allows your computer to start up faster by taking a snapshot of your system apps and unsaved documents before shutting your computer down. Even if your computer has been without power for weeks, it will still boot up right from where you left off.
Please note: If you are looking to gain some extra gigs of disk space by turning off hibernate on your computer, you will no longer be able to take advantage of the fast startup feature in Windows 10, which speeds up your boot time by combining shutdown and hibernation.
Here’s my video on how to turn off hibernate in Windows 10
Here’s my step-by-step guide on how to turn off hibernate in Windows 10
1. On your keyboard, press the Windows + X keys or by using your mouse, right-click on the Start button to open the advanced options pop-up menu.
2. Select Command Prompt (Admin) by left-clicking on it. Click on the Yes button to proceed and continue if you are prompted by the User Account Control pop-up window.
3. Once the command prompt window opens, simply type in powercfg.exe /hibernate off followed by pressing the Enter key. Then close the command prompt by pressing the x in the top right corner.
Want to Turn Hibernate Back On?
4. To turn hibernate in Windows 10 back on, open the Command Prompt (Admin) again, as you did above but instead type in powercfg.exe /hibernate on followed by pressing the Enter key. Exit the Command Prompt and you are done.