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Windows 7: Hibernate - Enable or Disable

13 Oct 2011   #80
Firedoc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Hibernation Does Not Work Win7HomePremium

Here you are Brink...as complete detail of steps I performed and the results

I searched Microsoft Support found KB on How to disable and re-enable hibernation on a computer that is running Windows

How to disable and re-enable hibernation on a computer that is running Windows

Under "Fix it for me" is the Fix it Wizards to Enable/Disable hibernation and I downloaded
Microsoft Fix it 50462 and ran it, nothing happens...as there is no indication of Successful nor an Error message once completed.

And I click Start of this PC (Acer) running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (SP1), to see if Hibernation is now listed/Enabled, which still only shows the
options of

Switch Users
Log Off
Lock
Restart
Sleep
Shut Down

On two of my other PC's (a HP Desktop) running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit (SP1) the Start list options of

Switch Users
Log Off
Lock
Restart
Sleep
Hibernation
Shut Down

On the other PC (HP Laptop) running Vista Home Premium 32-bit (SP2), Start> Shut Down, brings up the Window with a drop down option menu of

Switch Users
Log Off
Lock
Restart
Sleep
Hibernation
Shut Down

So after running the MS Fix 50462, that did not give me the option of Hibernation when selecting Shut Down.

I ran CMD as Administrator and ran powercfg /hibernate on or powercfg.exe /hibernate on

(which I used this same command to enable Hibernation on the HP Laptop and it worked fine)

And with Windows 7 Home, 64-bit, I ran the CMD POWERCFG -H ON no success status nor is there an option available from Start Shut Down drop menu of Hibernation as with the other 2 PC's running Windows 7 Pro & Vista.

I ran the PowerCFG switch POWERCFG -H -Size 50 which CMD Help states This switch will also enable the hiberfile automatically and I ran this CMD and received

"The hiberfile size has been set to: 3172179968 bytes"

However, I still do not have the Hibernation Option. I checked my BIOS under Power and the only option I see is ACPI Suspend Mode S3 (STR) which it is set to and the only other option is S1 (POS)

I ran CMD Administrator powercfg -a and it stated "The Following sleep states are available on this system: Standby <S3> Hibernate Hybrid Sleep.

and the following sleep states are not available on this system:
Standby <S1> & <S2> firmware does not support this standby state.

At this point I am clueless, I have all current System, Software & Hardware updates.

BIOS - American Megatrends Inc. P01-A1 - ACRSYS - 1072009 BIOS Date: 03/23/11 20:03:02 Ver: 04.06.04

And my middle name is "Murphy's Law" so I am resolved to this is something that will not be for this PC.

As for Power Options (Control Panel) Power Plan is set to Balanced Recommended - Turn off the Display: Never and Put the Computer to Sleep: Never

And I just now noticed under Advanced Settings, Sleep > Hibernate after Setting: 15 minutes

And under Power Buttons and Lid, Power Button Action Setting: Hibernate

So it appears instead of my clicking Start, Shut Down options which does not list the Hibernate option as it does with Windows 7 & Vista.

And Properties of the Start Button (Taskbar and Start Menu Properties), Start Menu Tab under Power Button Action: Does not list Hibernation as an option, but does list the options of

Switch Users
Log Off
Lock
Restart
Sleep
Shut Down

So how confusing is this...I will just try pushing the Power Button and see if this Acer Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit goes into Hibernation or not. I am still wondering why when I select Sleep from Start, that when I wake it, I am not reconnected to the Internet, nor can I run Troubleshooting that resolves that issue without rebooting. And I only offer this information as if related to the issue with Hibernation. The other PC's I can select Hibernation, as with XP Pro, Start Shut Down, Ctrl+ H

Thanks for your assistance, Doc



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13 Oct 2011   #81
Firedoc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey Brink....Hibernation works when I push the Power Button...and why it is not an option from Start, Shut Down and lists Hibernation as an option I will never know.

Nor are their Instructions on placing your PC into Hibernation from Control Panel, Power Options under Power Settings.

I would of never thought under "Choose what the power button does" that When I press the power button: there are options of Do Nothing, Sleep, Hibernate, Shut Down.

And Now after all of this....I do not know if the option of Hibernate was an option before running the Microsoft Fix it 50462 that that did it, or CMD POWERCFG /HIBERNATE or POWERCFG -H -Size 50 or a combination of all 3.

Nor why it still is not an option from Start...how in the world would I know to push the power button to shut down in hibernation mode.

I am conditioned to Years of always clicking Start Shut Down or Hibernate or Sleep.

Of course I have had with other computers to Push and Hold the Power Button when CTRL+ ALT + Delete would not Reboot or Give me the Option of Shut Down from Task Manager.

Thank you very much Brink for your patience and assistance....Doc

In answer to your question of "Also, what happens when you put your Windows 7 Home Premium into hibernate mode?"

Before a couple of minutes ago, there was never an option to put Win7 Home Premium into Hibernate mode. Its not listed with Start Shut Down, only Sleep, Restart, Log Off, Lock Switch User.

And it is still not after running the MS Fix It for Hibernation, nor CMD as Admin powercfg /hibernate on There is nothing to say your PC now can shut down in Hibernation Mode.

I only found out about the Power Options and the Power Button Settings from the Control Panel, which I was there many times trying to find a way to Enable Hibernation. As I use this option on all of my computers, because I do allot of research and I want to return to the same files and windows after needing to leave and come back hours later to resume where I left off.

I also work on PC's and sometimes even I am stumped having used DOS 3, 5, 6.22, Windows 3.0, 3.11, 95, 98, ME, XP, Vista & Win7...but then Microsoft keeps you guessing what's next....thanks again, Doc
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13 Oct 2011   #82
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Doc,

Did you get your hibernate issue sorted?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2011   #83
Firedoc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Hibernation is Working

Hey Brink....Hibernation works when I push the Power Button...and why it is not an option from Start, Shut Down and lists Hibernation as an option I will never know.

Nor are their Instructions on placing your PC into Hibernation from Control Panel, Power Options under Power Settings.

I would of never thought under "Choose what the power button does" that When I press the power button: there are options of Do Nothing, Sleep, Hibernate, Shut Down.

And Now after all of this....I do not know if the option of Hibernate was an option before running the Microsoft Fix it 50462 that that did it, or CMD POWERCFG /HIBERNATE or POWERCFG -H -Size 50 or a combination of all 3.

Nor why it still is not an option from Start...how in the world would I know to push the power button to shut down in hibernation mode.

I am conditioned to Years of always clicking Start Shut Down or Hibernate or Sleep.

Of course I have had with other computers to Push and Hold the Power Button when CTRL+ ALT + Delete would not Reboot or Give me the Option of Shut Down from Task Manager.

Thank you very much Brink for your patience and assistance....Doc

In answer to your question of "Also, what happens when you put your Windows 7 Home Premium into hibernate mode?"

Before a couple of minutes ago, there was never an option to put Windows 7 Home Premium into Hibernate mode. Its not listed with Start Shut Down, only Sleep, Restart, Log Off, Lock Switch User.

And it is still not after running the MS Fix It for Hibernation, nor CMD as Admin powercfg /hibernate on There is nothing to say your PC now can shut down in Hibernation Mode.

I only found out about the Power Options and the Power Button Settings from the Control Panel, which I was there many times trying to find a way to Enable Hibernation. As I use this option on all of my computers, because I do allot of research and I want to return to the same files and windows after needing to leave and come back hours later to resume where I left off.

I also work on PC's and sometimes even I am stumped having used DOS 3, 5, 6.22, Windows 3.0, 3.11, 95, 98, ME, XP, Vista & Windows 7...but then Microsoft keeps you guessing what's next....thanks again, Doc
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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14 Oct 2011   #84
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Doc,

Double check the second item in the yellow TIP box at the top of the tutorial on the first page here to see if that may be the cause of "Hibernate" not being listed in the Start Menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2011   #85
Firedoc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Brink....that be the reason Hibernate did not show in the Start Menu

You will only see Hibernate listed in the Start Menu power button arrow menu unless you have Hybrid turned off in the Advanced Power Plan Options.

Somethings Microsoft should leave alone...and I presume if I knew that in the first place all the other steps that I tried to Enable Hibernate was a waste of time.

It would easier if a person clicked Start, Hibernate was an option possibly grayed out with a choice to Enable/Disabled. I realize Microsoft cannot possibly account for every make model system board, BIOS and capability.

Thank you for all your Help Brink's.....Doc
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15 Oct 2011   #86
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Doc.
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28 Jan 2012   #87
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Tutorial updated to add OPTION TWO and OPTION THREE for how to enable or disable hibernate with a REG file download or manually in Registry Editor.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2012   #88
lolajenn

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks to this post sir
Very helpful
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2012   #89
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Lolajenn, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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