The Power user menu (Win + X) and the Start menu power button 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 Start & 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.
Set Hibernation type to “Full”
If that doesn’t help, it’s possible that the hibernate feature may be set to “Reduced” mode.
Open an administrator Command Prompt window and run the following commands to enable the full hibernation feature.
powercfg /h on powercfg /h /type full
Hope that brings back “Hibernate” option to the Start menu and Win+X menu.
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