How to enable hibernate in windows server 2016?

This Windows tutorial, we will discuss, how to enable hibernate in windows server 2016.

By default when you install windows server 2016, the hibernate option will not be there. But we can enable by running some commands.

Recently I installed Windows server 2016 in one laptop and I found that there is no hibernate option. The same way we can also enable hibernate in windows server 2012 r2.

Hibernate is a good feature in Windows operating system, maybe in windows 10/8/7 or in Windows Server 2016 or Windows server 2012 r2. If your desktop or laptop is in hibernate mode then it will not use any power. It saves the state of the laptop or desktop and you can get as it is when you turned on the machine.

Enable hibernate in Windows Server 2016

Open the command prompt by pressing Window+R and then type cmd in the Run command window. Or you can go to Start -> go to the Windows section and then Windows System -> Command Prompt.

enable hibernate in windows server 2016
enable hibernate in windows server 2016

Then in the command prompt type the below command to see various command available related to hibernate.

POWERCFG /H /?

There you can see various command options for hibernate like below:

how to enable hibernate in windows server 2016
how to enable hibernate in windows server 2016

Now to enable hibernate type the below command in the command prompt.

POWERCFG /HIBERNATE ON
windows server 2016 hibernate
windows server 2016 hibernate

Now if you check hibernate option will appear. To check this, go to Start -> Settings. Then click on System.

windows server 2016 hibernate
windows server 2016 hibernate

In the Settings dialog box, click on Power & Sleep and then click on “Additional power settings”.

windows server 2016 enable sleep
windows server 2016 enable sleep

Then select, “Choose what closing the lid does”.

how to disable sleep mode in windows server 2012
how to disable sleep mode in windows server 2012 or windows server 2016

There you can see the option “When I close the lid”, and in the options Hibernate in the dropdown for both On battery and Plugged in option like below:

windows server 2016 sleep
windows server 2016 sleep

This way we can enable hibernate in windows server 2016.

Disable Hibernate in Windows Server 2016

Similarly, if you want to disable hibernate in windows server 2016, run the below command in the same command prompt.

POWERCFG /HIBERNATE OFF

The above command will disable hibernate in windows server 2016. The same way you can also disable sleep mode in windows server 2012.

Hibernate in Windows Server 2016 Datacenter

Ideally, no one wants to hibernate Windows Server 2016 datacenter but you can follow the above steps to hibernate windows server 2016 datacenter.

But while enabled hibernate in windows server 2016 (shutdown -h), if you got an error like The request is not supported.(50). Then run powercfg -h on and then run shutdown -h.

Enable Hibernation on Windows 10

You can enable hibernation on windows by using the below command.

  • Open the command prompt in administrator mode.
  • And then type powercfg /hibernate on and click on Enter.
  • After this, you can see the hibernation is enabled in the windows.

Disable Hibernation On Windows 10

The same way we can disable Hibernate in Windows 10.

Open the command prompt as an administrator mode. Then type powercfg /hibernate off and click on Enter.

How to Show Hibernate option in Power Menu in Windows 10/8

If you do not see Hibernate option in the Power menu then you can follow the below solution.

Open Power Options and then click on “Choose what the power buttons do“.

Then in System Settings, click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable“.

There you can scroll down and go to the Shutdown settings and check the “Hibernate” checkbox.

Now if you will check in the Power option, you can see the Hibernate option in Windows 10.

Enable Hibernate in Windows 10 from Registry

You can also enable hibernate in Windows 10 from Registry editor.

First, Open registry editor (Window + R -> Then type regedit in Run box and then click on Enter).

In the registry go to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power.

Double click on HibernateEnabled.

Enable Hibernate in Windows 10 from Registry
Enable Hibernate in Windows 10 from Registry

Then in the Edit DWORD (32-bit) value dialog box, change the Value data to 1 and then click on OK.

Now when you will open the Start menu in Windows 10, you can see the Hibernate option.

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In this windows tutorial, we learned how to enable or disable hibernate in windows server 2016, windows server 2012 r2 and in windows 10.

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