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Remove or Disable Hibernate Option from Win+X and Power Menu of Windows 8.1

Hibernation is one of the most important features of Windows and Microsoft has added this useful feature in Windows 8.1 too for the convenience of the users. The hibernate feature helps you a lot in shortening the booting time of your system. It helps in lessening the time and gives you a quick boot. So, the experts always recommend to the users to keep it Enabled until they are facing any serious issue. Previously we have discussed about the addition of hibernate option in Win+X and power menu and now we are going to learn to disable it easily. Sometimes you face the limited space on your Windows drive and it is true that you cannot shift the “hiberfile.sys” to any other drive and this is the situation when it is necessary for you to disable this option.

Steps to Disable Hibernation in Windows 8.1

Step 1: Go to the “Apps” section where you need to swap to the right side to find out the “Command Prompt” app. Right click on the app will open some options at the bottom of the screen where you should select the option “Run as Administrator”.

Disable Hibernate Option through Command Prompt - 2Step 2: Now the command prompt window will appear on your screen where you need to type a command “powercfg /h off” and press “Enter”. If the system executes your command successfully, it will show you such an output that has been shown in the image below.

Disable Hibernate Option through Command Prompt - 3How to Check if You have Disabled it Successfully?

Now you need to close the Command Prompt and go to the Start Screen where on the right side at the bottom of the screen a “-” sign lies. You need to click on the sign to show the Charms bar. Here you need to select the option “Settings”.

Settings Option in Charms Bar Windows 8.1-1Now you will see a few options where you need to click the “Power” option. As you click on it, you will see the list of some options where you will not find the “Hibernate” option. It shows you have successfully disabled it.

Disable Hibernate Option through Command Prompt - 4Note: If you want to enable this option you just need to follow the same process and after opening the Command Prompt you just need to type a command “powercfg /h on” to enable hibernation in your system. Now you will see this option in the “Power” menu.

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  1. tteksystems July 30, 2014 at 12:19 am - Reply

    I followed the instructions for disabling hibernation. I do not see the hibernate option when I look at the power button via the charms on the right side of screen on windows 8. But I have access to use hibernate via another means. But that’s not related. However, even running as administrator through command, there is no luck making the hibernate option appear or disappear. Whether selecting on or off using the powercfg command, there is nothing changing and hibernate is still an available option no matter what I do. Any ideas?

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