Unable to locate the Hibernate option? Here’s How to Hibernate your Windows 10/11 PC

by Mayank

Hibernation is one of the most interesting features on Windows PCs. This feature was created specifically for laptops because it saves a significant amount of battery power when compared to Sleep mode.

When you hibernate your laptop, the active applications that are now in RAM (Random Access Memory) are transferred to your hard drive. When you turn on the laptop, the contents on the hard drive are transferred back to RAM, and you are back where you left. With the widespread adoption of SSDs, the process of transferring data between the hard disk and RAM is now faster than ever.

Previously, the Hibernate option was located in the same Power menu where you would shut down or restart your computer. However, for some reason, Microsoft decided to remove it from there, so you must enable it in order to use the Hibernate option. Here’s how you can do it.

Enabling the Hibernate option on your PC

  •  Click on the Start button and select Settings .
Settings Menu
  • Go to System.
System Settings
  • Click on Power and Sleep > Additional power settings.
Additional power settings
  • Click on Choose what the Power buttons do.
Modify the Power button Settings
  • Select Change Settings that are currently unavailable. You may be prompted for administrator access. If you see it, choose Allow.
Change Settings that are currently unavailable
  • Check the box next to Hibernate and click on Save Changes.
Check the box near Hibernate
  • You should now see the Hibernate Option in the Power Menu and be able to use it.
The Hibernate option now appears inside the Power Menu

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