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Published on 05.12.09 by Brent Trahan

Stop Windows 7 from Hibernating

Learn how to disable hibernation (sleeping) in Windows 7.

  1. Open the Control Panel in the Start menu.
  2. Open Power Options in the Control Panel.


    Note: If Power Options is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Select Change plan settings next to the power plan you want to set.


  4. Select Never in the drop down box(s) next to Put the computer to sleep and then click Save changes.


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  1. Sleep is different from hiberation. Sleep is writing the state in ram which is powered. Hiberation is writing the state to hard disk which the machine then is unpowered. This acticle uses both terms for the same item. Confusing…

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