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How to Enable/Disable Hibernate in Windows 10

The Hibernate mode saves all of your open documents and running apps while turning off the PC, and resumes everything where you left off when you wake your PC up, which is more power saving and time saving than Sleep mode. If you want to make your Windows 10 PC hibernate but can’t find any Hibernate button, that’s because Hibernate is disabled by default and you need to manually enable it before you can use it.

Here in this page we will explain how to enable or disable Hibernate in Windows 10.

Part 1: Turn on Hibernate in Windows 10 through Command Prompt

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as administrator.

Step 2: Type powercfg /hibernate on and press Enter key.

Turn on Hibernate

Then Hibernate is turned on in Windows 10. Next, you can add Hibernate to Power menu to make it convenient for you to make your Windows 10 PC hibernate as your desire.

Part 2: 3 ways to enable Hibernate to show in Windows 10 Power menu

Way 1: Enable Hibernate to show in Windows 10 Power menu through Control Panel

Step 1: Open Control Panel. Then go to Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Choose what the power button does.

Choose what the power button does

Alternative: You also can press Win + R keyboard shortcut to bring up Run dialog. Then type powercfg.cpl and press Enter key to quickly access to Power Options. Then click Choose what the power button does link on the left-side pane.

Open Power Options

Step 2: Click Change settings that are currently unavailable link.

Change settings that are currently unavailable

Step 3: Check the box next to Hibernate and click Save changes.

Check Hibernate

Way 2:Enable Hibernate to show in Windows 10 Power menu by Local Group Policy Editor

Step 1: Open Run dialog. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter. This will open Local Group Policy Editor.

Open Gpedit

Step 2: Go to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/File Explorer. Double click on Show hibernate in the power options menu.

Show Hibernate in Power menu

Step 3: Check Enabled. Then click Apply and OK.

Check Enabled

Way 3: Enable Hibernate to show in Windows 10 Power menu by Registry Editor

Step 1: Press Win + R to open Run dialog. Type regedit and press Enter key to open Registry Editor.

Open Registry Editor

Step 2: Go to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power. Double click on HibernateEnabled.

Click HibernateEnabled

Step 3: Set the value data to 1 and click OK.

Set value

By either way above, Hibernate will be enabled to show in Power options menu of Windows 10 Start menu. Notably, only after you turn on Hibernate by Command Prompt, can you enable it to show in Power options menu.

Hibernate in Power menu

Part 3: How to disable Hibernate in Windows 10

In order to completely turn off Hebernation and disable it to show in Power options menu, just need to open Command Prompt as administrator, type powercfg /hibernate off and press Enter key. This is helpful for those who want to free up disk space. See how to delete Hibernation file in Windows PC to learn more.