win10 How to enable hibernation on dell PC when "powercfg.exe /hibernate on" does not work

Mai's Daddy Evzo 1 Reputation point

my Win10 PC does not have an option for hibernation,
i tried powercfg.exe /hibernate on,
does nothing (though the command prompt administrator system accepts it)
of course i tried the basic way (-Choose what the power buttons do.
Next click the Change Settings that are currently unavailable link. -
Check the Hibernate) without any luck, the option is just not there

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  1. Mai's Daddy Evzo 1 Reputation point


    yea my one does not have the hibernate option

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  2. AliceYang-MSFT 2,081 Reputation points


    Could you please check whether you have done all these steps? It worked on my Dell PC. My model is OptiPlex 7060.

    • Run Command prompt as administrator
    • Powercfg.exe /hibernate on
    • Go to Control panel->Power options->Change plan settings->Change advanced power settings->sleep, check whether there is “Hibernate after”
    • If there is, reopen this page and check whether there is hibernate option

    If you have done them but it still doesn’t work, I think it might because of your model. As Shut down, sleep, or hibernate your PC said, hibernate was designed for laptops and might not be available for all PCs. (For example, PCs with InstantGo don't have the hibernate option.) You can contact your manufacturer to confirm whether hibernate is available on your model.


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