There are several power options on windows and one of them is “hibernate”. But hibernate option is not enabled by default on Windows 7 or 10. You have to manually enable it by following the steps as explained. If you can’t enable it by following the steps and getting an error message of the guarded host then go through the below article.
Also read: How To Enable Hibernate In Windows 10
Turn on Hibernate when the Guarded host is Enabled
Some of the windows OS version by default has enabled guarded host. There might be several reasons for doing this but we will not go into this. Let’s say you are getting an error message when you are trying to enable hibernate option by the “cmd” panel. If you don’t know how to enable Hibernate power option by “cmd” then read the above article.
The Guarded error will look something like this
Disable Guarded Host
Step 1: Go to the control panel > uninstall or change a program.
Step 2: Now tap on the “Turn Windows features on or off” and then search “Guarded Host”.
Step 3: If there is a check box in “Guarded Host” then deselect it and then tap on OK to apply the changes. You will get a popup message asking for a restart now or later. So make sure you restart it otherwise the changes will not take effect.
Step 4: Now go to the “cmd” screen and run as administrator. Type the following command powercfg /hibernate on the cmd and hit enter. Now you shouldn’t get the error message and you will find the hibernate in power options.
This is the only method through which you can get over this error. But make sure that you read the article which I mentioned earlier. Follow each step and still, you can’t get over this error message then please drop a comment below. We will be happy to assist you.