Hibernation is a windows feature I simply cannot live without. I love to shut down my computer and get it back on not only really fast but in the same state I left it.
After initially installing Windows Vista, I could not find my beloved Hibernation feature anymore. Annoyingly Vista has no GUI support for enabling Hibernation, but you can do it from the command line.
All you have to do is:
- Open a command prompt with administrative rights
- Enter powercfg.exe /hibernate on
…and you can use Hibernation again
Of course you can disable Hibernation using this method. Just use powercfg.exe /hibernate off in that case.
Accidentally disabling Hibernation
Yes, Vista “provides” a way for accidentally disabling the Hibernation feature. Inside the Disk Cleanup program, there is an option called Hibernation File Cleaner. If you check this option, not only the Hibernation file will be deleted, but Hibernation will be disabled.
Please don’t ask me, what those guys at Microsoft thought when implementing this “feature”.