​​How to Enable Hibernation Feature in Windows 11

Microsoft has recently launched the Windows 11 Preview which packs a lot of visual changes and security changes. Windows 11 creates great enthusiasm

Array of 5 Windows 11 computers

Microsoft has recently launched the Windows 11 Preview which packs a lot of visual changes and security changes. Windows 11 creates great enthusiasm and so many users are enrolled for Windows 11 Preview and if you are among them, then there are a lot of settings that you need to customize based on your usage.

One of the settings is Windows Hibernate feature which is not enabled by default in Windows 11 and if you are searching for that then here's a step-by-step guide for the same.

For those who are unaware, in Hibernate mode, the Windows system saves all current data that is in RAM to the 'C:' drive whether it is HDD or SSD, and will shut down the computer. It will help to boot up the computer from where it is left off and it also works when power your system is dying.

How to enable hibernation in Windows 11

Step 1: Open Command Prompt on your computer. For this, open the run dialogue by pressing 'Win + R' and type cmd and hit 'Ctrl + Shift + Enter' to "Run as Administrator".

Step 2: In the command prompt window, enter the following command to enable hibernation: 

powercfg.exe /hibernate on

If you wish to disable hibernation anytime, then enter the following command:

powercfg.exe /hibernate off

An image showing control panel command for turning on and off hibernation power setting in Windows 11.

After doing that, you would be able to see Hibernate option in the power menu. There is also another method to enable or disable hibernation on Windows 11 using Graphical User Interface which is a bit complex. The above-mentioned method is quite simple and quick with a single line command.