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How to Add Hibernate to Power Menu on Windows 10

Hibernate mode in laptop impacts effectively for its user in some cases, as it designed to put notebooks in a power-saving state.

Whereas Sleep kept all your works in memory in which consumes a little amount of power.

Upon hibernation, your device transfers your current use apps and documents from RAM (Random Access Memory) to the computer hard drive before it shut down.

When you boot up your laptop again, it loads the last state from storage back to its RAM. It took a little while upon hibernating and resume.

But, it used much less power when compared to Sleep mode, as it utilized almost similar amounts of energy as the laptop power off.

Enable Hibernation on Windows 10


You’ll most certainly can’t find the hibernate button in the Power menu or in the Shut Down Windows options (press Alt + F4 on the desktop to launch Shut Down Windows). It’s disabled by default in Windows 10.

Fortunately, it’s also possible to add the Hibernate button to the Power menu on the Start and Shut Down Windows menu. So, in this post, we’ll talk about how to enable hibernation on Windows 10.

Press Windows Key + S, type Control Panel, and click or hit Enter.

Select Hardware and Sound.

Under the Power Options and click “Change what the power buttons do” link.

On the System Settings window, select “Change Settings that are currently unavailable” link. By clicking that link, it’ll allow the Shutdown settings to be modifiable.

Tick the checkbox of the Hibernate option.

Now click Start to open the menu or simply press the Windows key on your keyboard. Select the Power button to show the list.

The Hibernate option should be already visible. You also can use it on the Shut Down Windows (press Alt + F4 while on the desktop).

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