Windows 10 Tutorials 60 – How to Enable or Disable Hibernate

Windows 10 Tutorials 60 – How to Enable or Disable Hibernate

Welcome to our series of tutorials on the Microsoft Windows 10 that help you understand the features of the upcoming Windows 10.

In this tutorial you will learn how to enable or disable Hibernate in Windows 10.

There are three ways to shut down your PC — turn it off completely, make it sleep, or make it hibernate.

Hibernation is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops in which the PC will saves all of your open documents, and running files to your hard disk and then turns it off completely.

When you start your system again, you will be able to continue with your work right from where you left it.

So from the comments below, here are the most popular ways to to enable or disable hibernation in Windows 10.

  • CTRL + X >>>> Power Options >>>> Choose what power buttons do >>>> At the bottom is Shutdown settings
  • Run Command prompt as Admin (Win + X.. Command Prompt (Admin)), say Yes. Type powercfg -h on. The reverse is logically powercfg -h off.
  • go to Windows 10 key + X –> Power options –> Change plan settings –> Change advanced power settings –> Scroll down to “Power buttons and lid” –> Sleep button action –> Change settings to Hibernate.
  • Go to ‘Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\System Settings’ i.e from Power Options click on ‘Choose What the power buttons do’ then click on `Change settings that are currently unavailable` then scroll down and check ‘Hibernate’.

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Other ways to enable or disable Hibernate in Windows 10:

  1. Press Windows + X keys to open Power menu and select Command Prompt (Admin)
  2. To enable the Hibernate, type command powercfg/h on
  3. To disable the Hibernate, type command powercfg/h off

Manage settings for Hibernate:

  1. Press Windows + X key to access Power Menu and select Power Options from there.
  2. Click Change plan settings next to the power plan you have active.
  3. Now select Change advanced power settings.tutorial51-energysave
  4. In Power Options scroll down and expand Sleep.
  5. Click on Hibernate after
  6. Enter the minutes you want your PC to be idle before it Hibernates
  7. Press Ok to apply the changes.tutorial60-hibernate
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  • WillyThePooh

    So far, I have no luck with hibernate. I usually just put it to sleep only. Maybe it will be better in winX.

    • László Ürge

      So you go to Windows 10 key + X –> Power options –> Change plan settings –> Change advanced power settings –> Scroll down to “Power buttons and lid” –> Sleep button action –> Change settings to Hibernate 🙂

  • http://quran.2index.net/ Said Bakr

    How could I make the hibernate option available in the power button of the start menu?

    • לינדזי גאווין

      Bump.
      I want to know this also

      • http://quran.2index.net/ Said Bakr

        I got it. Go to `Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsPower OptionsSystem Settings` i.e from Power Options click on `Choose What the power buttons do` then click on `Change settings that are currently unavailable` then scroll down and check `Hibernate`

        • muhammad

          there is no hibernate

          • http://quran.2index.net/ Said Bakr

            Are you sure that your computer has been performed hibernate before Windows 10? How much does your computer’s RAM?

        • David Abraham

          Worked for me. Thanks!

        • Daria

          This worked, thanks so much!! I had to go to power options but didn’t have system settings…on the left though where it has those little links, it shows it. if it’s not working for you make sure you remembered to scroll down and check it, you have to do that for it to show.

        • Kevin Kinoti

          Thanks. This was what i was looking for when i came to this website.

        • Nims

          Thanks Said!

    • Chris Sandiford

      Run Command prompt as Admin (Win + X.. Command Prompt (Admin)), say Yes. Type powercfg -h on. The reverse is logically powercfg -h off.

  • Chris Whiteway

    CTRL + X >>>> Power Options >>>> Choose what power buttons do >>>> At the bottom is Shutdown settings…. You’re welcome.

    • Sèamus

      Haha, thank you, that’s what all this article had to contain to do it’s Job.

    • MGApcDev

      Why is this not in the article xD, ty

    • Chris Sandiford

      Windows + X. You’re welcome also.

    • Greener

      Thanks! Article author is stupid!

  • Josh

    Thank you Said Bakr. You solved this for me. As for this website, I’m shocked at how utterly useless the tutorial provided is.

    • http://quran.2index.net/ Said Bakr

      Never mind, you are welcome! 🙂

  • omene

    My windows 10 has always had the option to hibernate. Few days ago I noticed dat when I close d lid instead of it to hibernate as it usually does it started to sleep.. I went fact finding and found out that d hibernate option has virtually disappered. … av tried to folo all dese instructions here but I still can’t get my hibernate option back… Plas help

    • InvictusX53

      You can set your pc to hibernate by: Windows Button + X>>Power Options>>Change plan settings (on the plan you are using)>>Change advanced power settings>>Power button and lid>>Lid close action>> Then select either on battery or plugged in>>Hibernate. Now whenever you close your lid, you immediately hibernate. Hope that helps, though it is a bit late to say this.

  • Magicrafter13 Gaming

    None of these worked, hibernation shows up nowhere in power settings or otherwise (yes I’m admin, and yes it Windows 10)

    • TheLady

      I would offer that you read Said Bakr’s instructions by going into the Control Panel…etc. Microsoft has made it a bit user friendly to get there but, its there. It as it is hidden behind Change settings currently unavailable.

  • Richard Cheese

    Holy shit this website sucks balls. I’m fucking sick of wading through 1000 ads just to find basic information.

  • InvictusX53

    You can set your pc to hibernate by: Windows Button + X>>Power Options>>Change plan settings (on the plan you are using)>>Change advanced power settings>>Power button and lid>>Lid close action>> Then select either on battery or plugged in>>Hibernate. Now whenever you close your lid, you immediately hibernate. Have fun!

  • DrDhanwantari G Pancholi

    I did everything said above but nothing happens since one week. Formerly hibernation option was there.