How to Restore Hibernate Option to the Win X Menu in Windows 10

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

  1. Press Win + R, type powercfg.cpl and press ENTER
  2. Click Choose what the power button does

  3. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable
  4. 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


The above .reg file enables the Sleep, Hibernate and Lock options in the Power options flyout.

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5 thoughts on “How to Restore Hibernate Option to the Win X Menu in Windows 10”

    • @dhammadhiro: Your system may be configured to use a reduced mode hibernation file.

      Running the command powercfg /h /type full from an admin Command Prompt should help.

      If that doesn’t do it, see if the following solution helps.

      No Hibernate option in my windows 10 – Microsoft Community


      Start regedit, then navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power. In that key, right-click and export HiberFileType as a backup. After, delete it. Reboot. Hibernate should now appear in your options and work properly.

  1. Thanks a lot. i’ve done as your advise, Sir. But, after i got …\control\power and then right click on it, i didn’t see “export HiberFileType as a backup”. How should i do then.


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