Hibernation mode is one of the power saving modes such as sleep mode in a Windows operating system. In this article, we’ll help you add a hibernate option to the Windows 10 Start menu.
In Windows 10, hibernation and standby are the two power saving modes available, but by default, hibernation is disabled.
[Read: Difference Between Sleep and Hibernate Mode]
For example, if you click Windows 10 Start Menu and select Power; here you will only find sleep, shutdown and restart options. Hibernate will not be available in this list because it is disabled by default in Windows 10.
To enable the hibernation option in the Windows 10 Start menu, we need to follow a small procedure and make some changes in the Windows 10 power options section.
Add a missing hibernation option
Since you don’t have the hibernate option in your start menu, follow the steps below and it will be added there for you to use later:
Step 1. hurry Win + R to open Run Dialog
Type powercfg.cpl and OK or press Enter from your keyboard to launch Power Options adjustment under the control panel.
2nd step. In the left pane, select Choose what the power button does
Step 3. The previous action will take you to System parameters window.
If you noticed, Hibernate East grayed out and unchecked below Stop settings section. This is why it is not listed in the Power option of the Start menu.
To enable the hibernation preference for the Windows 10 Start menu, we need to change its settings.
Click on Modify currently unavailable settings
Step 4. The above action will activate the grayed out options for you so that you are allowed to make changes.
After that click on the Hibernation checkbox and finally, click on Save changes button.
The moment you click on the Save Changes button, this action will take effect immediately and hibernation will be added to your Windows 10 start menu. This is how a user can easily add a hibernation option. hibernate to the Windows 10 power options list on the Start menu.
Finally, to check the changes, click on Windows 10 start menu to select Power option and now you should see hibernate with sleep, shutdown and restart.
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