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Hibernate Option in Windows 10

In Windows 10, it is possible to add the Hibernate option to the power button menu inside the Start menu. Using that command, you can easily use hibernation instead of the shutdown command and your PC will still be powered off. The hibernation mode in Windows is very useful and time-saving as you don’t have to close your open documents and apps before powering off the system. You can resume your work the next time exactly where you stopped. Here is how to add the Hibernate option in Windows 10.

If your Start menu in Windows 10 does not contain the Hibernate option, you need to do the following:

  • Type on search power options (alternatively WIN+R and then type powercfg.cpl)

Win10_Hibernate_On_01 Win10_Hibernate_On_02

  • Once the power Options is displayed, on the left click Choose what the power buttons do.


  • Click the Change Settings that are currently unavailable if your settings are grayed out as below.


  •  The Shut-down settings options will become editable. Check the Hibernate option and then Save changes.


Your shutdown menu should look like now as below:


You can always reverse the process by unticking that Hibernation checkbox in System Settings.

Please leave your comments below with your thoughts or alternative methods.


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