With the return of Start Menu in Windows 10, Power button has become easily accessible again. I have to hibernate my PC instead of closing everything and shut it down because of my work requirements and am sure many of you do the same. But in Windows 10, Hibernate mode is disabled by default.
So, in this tutorial I’d be giving you a complete walkthrough of hibernation mode in Windows 10.
What is Hibernation?
Hibernation in computing is a power-saving state designed mainly for laptops in which the device will save all your open applications and files in their running state on your hard disk from RAM and then turns it off completely.
And when you start your system again, you will be able to continue your work right from where you left it.
How to enable or disable hibernate mode in Windows 10
There are two different methods to enable and disable hibernate mode in Windows 10 in just a few easy steps.
Method 1: By checking the Settings available in Windows Control Panel.
Method 2: Using Command Prompt.
Method 1: Enabling/Disabling Hibernate Mode using Settings in Control Panel
Step 1: Press Windows Key + X to open Power Menu and then select Power Options from the menu.
Step 2: Click on “Choose what the power buttons do” from the left sidebar options list.
Step 3: Click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable”.
Step 4: Scroll down and under Shutdown settings list tick the Hibernate checkbox.
Step 5: Click on Save Changes. That’s it. You’re done.
Method 2: Enable or Disable Hibernate Mode using Command Prompt
Step 1: Press Windows + X keys to open Power menu.
Step 2: Select Command Prompt (Admin) option from the menu list.
Step 3: Now, to enable hibernate mode, type command powercfg/h on
Step 4: To disable hibernate mode, type command powercfg/h off
Now when you’ll reopen the Start Menu and click on the Power button, you’ll see the Hibernate option available in the Power button options.
And it’s also worth noting down that the childhood school method of using the keyboard shortcut keys Alt + F4 still works.
After following the steps mentioned above, it automatically adds the Hibernate mode option there as well.
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