How to Enable the Sleep Option in Windows 7 Shutdown Menu

My sleep button is grayed out how do I enable it? The Process of enabling the Sleep option in Windows 7 shut down menu it’s simple.

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Enable “Sleep Option”

1. Download the Enable Save the zip file to the desktop.

2. Extract the content of the Zip file.

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3. Double click to run the extracted Enable_Sleep.reg.

4. If prompted, click on Run, Yes to the (UAC) window, Yes to the Registry Editor window, and OK to make changes.

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5. Restart the your PC to apply.

6. You can now delete the zip and .reg file if you like.

If that doesn’t work:

1. Download and install latest display driver from the manufacturers website.

2. Run Command prompt as Admin, and type powercfg /hibernate on

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If you Run powercfg in the command prompt – it should say that hibernation has been turned back on, and sleep is now supported.

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I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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  1. Tharidu says:

    Super bro