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How To Enable or Disable The windows 10 Hibernate Option

Hibernation is a state in which Windows 10 saves the current state and shuts itself down so that it no longer needs power. When the PC is turned on again, all open files and programs are restored to the same state as they were before hibernation. In other words, you can say Windows 10 Hibernate Option is the process of saving all the currently active windows, files, and documents into the hard disk space in order to quickly return to the state where your system was at just before hibernating. This feature is one of the power-saving states in the operating system that conserves the most power and extends battery life significantly longer than the Sleep option.

You’ve likely noticed that Windows 11 or Windows 10 offers hibernate as a default power menu option. But you can manually Enable this Windows 10 Hibernate Option and show Hibernate alongside Shut Down in the Power menu by following the below steps.

How to Enable Hibernate Mode on Windows 10

Here You can Enable The Hibernate option using the Windows 10 power option, Also you can enable the Windows 10 Hibernate Option by Typing one command line on the Windows command prompt or you can use the Windows Registry tweak. Here Check All Three Options Starting with Windows 10 power options.

Enable the Hibernate option Using CMD

You can enable any Windows to feature using a command prompt and this is a very easy and simple way to perform any task. Also, you can enable or disable the Windows 10 Hibernate Option with a simple command line.

To do this first open command prompt as administrator. Here on the command prompt type bellow command and hit the enter key to execute it.

powercfg –h on

enable windows 10 hibrnate option

You won’t see any confirmation of success, but you should see an error if it doesn’t work for any reason. Now click on the Windows 10 Start menu and select the power option you will get the Hibernate Option.


You can also Disable the Windows 10 Hibernate Option using the following command.

powercfg -h off

disable windows 10 hibrnate option

Enable Hibernate Option on Power options

You can also enable Windows 10 Hibernate Option using the power option.

  • To do this first click on the start menu search and type: power options hit Enter, or select the result from the top.
  • Now On the Power options window select choose what the power buttons do on the left pane.

choose what the power buttons do

  • Next on the system setting window select Change settings that are currently unavailable.

change settings that are currently unavailable

  • Now check the box in front of Hibernate Show in the Power menu under Shutdown settings.

turn off fast startup feature

And Finally, click on Save settings and you will now find the Hibernate option under the Power menu on Start. Now when you select the power options menu you’ll see the power configuration entry you crave: “Hibernate”. Give it a click and Windows will save the memory to your hard disk, shut down completely, and wait for you to return to exactly where you left off.

Enable / Disable Hibernate Using Registry Edit

You can also enable the Hibernate option using the Windows registry editor.

To do Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type Regedit, and click on OK.

This will open Windows registry windows Now navigate the following path


In the right pane of the Power key, double click/tap on HibernateEnabled, Now change the value data 1, in the DWORD To Enable Hibernate option and click/tap on OK. Restart windows to changes take effect.

Also, you can change the value 0 to Disable the Hibernate option.

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