Hibernate Windows

When dealing with so many computers, it can be a challenge to remember to turn everything off at the end of the day/night/whathaveyou. I have started scheduling a hibernation task to do this for me. It can (easily) be argued that hibernation is not the way to go as it often takes much longer to boot (it has to restore RAM – up to 16gb in my case – to the state it was), but hibernation does not need any user interaction and applications do not need to save open files.

I created a single line batch file and placed it in my Windows folder:

rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0

And added that to Windows using Task Scheduler.

This works on Windows 7. I’ll update this post as I test it on other versions.

Here is a nice write-up for Windows 10 users:

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