Hibernation is an excellent feature on Windows operating system that helps you to resume all your works where you left before shut down. However, the new Windows 10 power menu does not show hibernate button by default. It contains only sleep, shutdown and restart button. Moreover, the power shut down option ALT+F4 and Win Key+ X also not providing the direct option to put your computer in the hibernate mode. Fortunately, hidden tweak to show the hibernate button in the start menu and start screen.
If you want to enable the hibernate mode in your Windows 10 operating system, please follow these simple tips. The below guide also works for Windows 8.1 and 8 operating systems.
Steps to enable or show Hibernate button in Windows 10/8.1/8 start screen or start menu:
Enable hibernate mode first in Your Windows 10/8.1/8 operating system:
By default, the hibernation mode is disabled in Windows 10/8.1/8 system. Therefore, first we have to activate the mode just before starting the guide to show hibernate button in Windows 10 start screen or start menu.
- To enable the Hibernate mode in Windows 10/8.1/8 systems, press Win Key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
- Now, type command powercfg/h on in command prompt and press enter.
Guide to show hibernate in Windows 10/8.1/8 power menu:
Once activated the hibernate mode, close the command prompt and just follow these steps.
Again, press the Win Key + X and Power options. You will get the Power Options control panel.
Click on either Choose what the power buttons do or choose what closing the lids does link in the right panel.
By default, the modern Windows 10/8.1/8 operating system does not let you change the shutdown settings without authentication. To make the greyed out option available, click on change settings that are currently unavailable link as like below.
Go to shutdown settings that located at the bottom of the current window, check on Hibernate and click on the save changes button. Moreover, you can also show or hide sleep and lock button within the shutdown settings block.
Now you can able to switch your system into the hibernate mode by pressing Win Key + X or ALT + F4 or from the start screen.
Loving the feature? Restart your system after changes to have effective results.
Create automatic hibernate mode:
You can also create automatic hibernate mode in your Windows 10 systems‘ power plan too. If you want to do that, please follow the below steps.
Open Power Options control panel and click on the link change plan settings->Change advanced power settings. Again click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable” in the advanced settings tab to get back the greyed out options back.
Now, click on sleep->Allow hybrid sleep and select ‘on’ for plugged in and on battery options. After that, click on Hibernate after and specify some period and click on OK to enable automatic hibernate. This tweak helps you to put the system into the hibernate state after specified idle times.
Disable hibernate mode in Windows 10/8.1/8 operating systems:
Once you have put your system into the hibernate mode, your current system’s status will be saved to your hard disk. The hibernation file size is approximate up to 1GB, which is a major concern for the small disk size users. The one and only solution to gain your storage back are deactivating the mode on your system if it was activated.
To disable press Win Key + X and open command prompt (Admin).
Type command powercfg/h off within the command prompt and press enter. Once done, close the command prompt and restart your system to disable hibernate mode in your Windows 10 or Windows 8.1/ 8 systems.
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