Stan's Chrome-Plated Tech Tips
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Sometimes I feel like a nap, othertimes I just wanna Hibernate
Hibernation on Windows 7 Desktops is where things get a little tricky. The Windows laptops have hibernation options right there on the shutdown menu, but with a desktop, you've got to do a little tweaking.
To get the hibernation option on a Windows 7 Desktop you'll have to following:
1. Download and run this registry tweak that our good friends at Sevenforums.com have so generously provided.
2. Now to set your computer to hibernate whenever you'd like, the easiest method I've found is to create a hibernate shortcut. Go to the Desktop, right click, and select New, and choose Shortcut.
Next Paste this text into the location box:
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0
If you like to get cute with it, you can edit the icon for the shortcut. Right-Click on the new Hibernate shortcut you created, choose properties. Go to the shortcut tab and choose Change Icon. Browse for the power icons at this location: %SystemRoot%\System32\powrprof.dll
Yeah, that's more like it. Now you can drag the shortcut to your start button, choose Pin to Start Menu, and you'll always have convenient access to hibernation.