The Power user menu (Win + X) and the Power settings do not display Hibernate option by default in Windows 8 and Windows 10. However, the option can be enabled via the Power Options Control Panel, using these steps:
Restore Hibernate Option to the Win + X Menu
- Press Win + R, type
powercfg.cpland press ENTER
- Click Choose what the power button does
- Click Change settings that are currently unavailable
- Under Shutdown settings, enable the Hibernate checkbox (Show in Power menu.)
The Hibernate option is now back in the Win + X menu as well as the Start menu Power button.
Equivalent registry setting
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FlyoutMenuSettings] "ShowSleepOption"=dword:00000001 "ShowHibernateOption"=dword:00000001 "ShowLockOption"=dword:00000001
The above .reg file enables the Sleep, Hibernate and Lock options in the Power options flyout.
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