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Hello Everyone, Please let me know how to activate sleep mode in Windows 7? I don't know how to activate it. I tried many times but unable to activate it. Help me
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Have you heard about the power saving feature in Windows 7? We are referring to the sleep mode present in the shutdown options of Windows. Sometimes you don't want to shut down your computer. Actually, you just want to step off your computer temporarily. Therefore, Windows offers you the sleep and hibernation feature to save power while you are away from your machine. You can switch to the hibernation or sleep mode directly from your start menu, under the power options. Still, few may ask how to activate sleep mode in Windows 7? This guide describes it all in detail.
Hibernation is a power-saving mode created mainly for laptops but is available for other PCs as well. However, upon leaving your computer unattended for too long, the screen along with the hardware will automatically turn off (e.g. USB, Wi-Fi). Thereafter, it goes to sleep mode to save power. When it stays in sleep mode for too long, all your data is saved into a system file and then powered down. This is referred to hibernation mode where your computer need not to be powered anymore. Unlike the sleep mode, it will take a long time to get out of the hibernation mode, but offers faster booting. This combination of sleep mode and hibernation mode is also called as hybrid sleep setting.
A hidden system file named as Hiberfil.sys is saved inside the root folder of the drive where the operating system is installed. The file is reserved by Windows Kernel Power Manager while you install Windows. The file size is approximately equal to the RAM installed on the computer. If this Hiberfil.sys file is not available, the computer cannot turn to hibernation mode. Whenever the hybrid sleep setting is on, you can view the Hiberfil.sys file on the root of your operating system drive. Let us quickly proceed with this article to understand the process to activate sleep mode in Windows 7.
With the help of command prompt, you can disable hibernation. Remember, you must have the admin access for this operation since you will have to run command prompt as an administrator.
Another method to activate sleep mode in Windows 7 is Registry Edit option.
The last method discussed to activate sleep mode in Windows 7 is using the Advanced Power options.
Hope this guide is useful to activate sleep mode in Windows 7 system.