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Windows 7: How to get rid of sleep and hibernation under shutdown?

1 Week Ago   #1
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to get rid of sleep and hibernation under shutdown?

Like shown in the picture, I would like to get rid of both of those options there since I never use them. I see sleep is grayed out, but I don't know why. Is there something in group policy?





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1 Week Ago   #2
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

To remove hibernation open cmd as administrator , write powercfg -h off and hit enter.
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1 Week Ago   #3
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay, that worked. Now on my desktop I'd like to get rid of the sleep option. Thanks!
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1 Week Ago   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

As I have a SSD I also removed hibernation with powercfg -h off.
As sleep is good to have, you must set BIOS properly.
Also, you may create a shortcut to shutdown the computer and put it on your taskbar.
Create the shortcut on your desktop, change the icon then drag to the taskbar.
C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /p
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1 Week Ago   #5
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

As far as I know, windows can only enable or disable that button, not remove it, and you have it disabled. Here is the link to enable/disable it.
Sleep : Disable in Shut Down Menu

But my hunch is that button disappears altogether if your computer has no valid sleep state. I would try disabling the C3 state in your bios (usually located under advanced cpu settings), which will tell windows that the cpu does not have the ability to sleep. That may cause the greyed out button to disappear.

Another option is to use classic shell, the first program I add to any Win7 installation. It allows you to control in detail everything you see in your start menu (see pic where I am about to delete the sleep button)


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1 Week Ago   #6
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the responses. Very helpful. I like that power off shortcut idea. The whole main reason as to why I want to get rid of these two options is that I don't use them and I know they can play helll with your computer. Read many posts on that from one forum to the next. I also have accidentally put my desktop into hibernation and I couldn't get out of it without hitting the computer's reset button. Major PITA and I certainly don't want any foul ups here. Even though I clone the thing every now and then.

I believe it was in fact Classic Shell I messed with before long ago on my laptop. I don't recall that sleep option there. Looks like I have some options. Either though BIOS or Classic Shell. I may just give Classic Shell a shot since I may want to alter other things. I don't even use sfc /scannow so it wouldn't be an issue. Like I said, I have a clone if I need it.
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1 Week Ago   #7
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Just for information, I've been putting this system to sleep almost every night since 2008 and rarely have an issue. Every once in a while it does require a reboot. I've mostly heard about problems with hibernation, which I've never used.
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