Windows 10 Hibernate Option and How to Enable it

Windows 10 just came out and many have downloaded the OS. I must say, I downloaded the Windows 10 version immediately my system update prompted me to do so.

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They have made some awesome improvement to the new Windows 10. The OS is faster now and it also took the look of Windows 7 and Windows 8 combine. So if you think you are going to miss the windows 7 or 8 look after upgrading, then your thinking is wrong.

How to Enable the Hibernate Option in Windows 10

After upgrading my Windows 7 to Windows 10, I realized that the Hibernate option was not included in the power menu option.

They enabled the option to either “Sleep”, “Shutdown” or “Restart” your system but there were no option for hibernation, why?


To be honest, I don’t like switching off my laptop when I am still working but want to rest… rather, I like using the hibernate option so I can easily start from where I stopped.

If you are like me that uses the hibernate option then you might want to consider activating it on your Windows 10 as well. How? By following the simple steps below, you will enable it 😉

Simple Steps to Activate Windows 10 Hibernation Option on Power Menu

First – click the start menu or press the windows Icon located on your keyboard >>> Click on “Settings”, to bring the settings window (see image)

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Click on “System” (as seen above) >>> Click on “Power & Sleep” to take you to the next step…

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In this next window, click on “Additional Power Settings” (See Image below)

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In this new windows, click “Choose what the power buttons do” >>> in the new window, click “Change settings that are currently unavailable” (see image below)

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Scroll down and tick “Hibernate” >>> Click “Save Changes” and you have successfully completed activating the hibernation option in your power menu.

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If you are using the Windows 10 OS and wants to activate the hibernate option, this tip is going to help you with that.

So worry not, for this post has helped solve that particular problem…

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Looks like I have said so much about so much on How to enable the hibernate option in windows 10, now it’s time to pass the keyboard to you guys.

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13 thoughts on “Windows 10 Hibernate Option and How to Enable it”

  1. Hello Babanature,

    What a lovely tutorial on Windows 10.
    You know, Windows 8 also had similar problem. I just hope that they are not trying to scrap the hibernate option from the power menu fully.

    I am also a fan of the hibernate power because like you, i use it too well often 🙂

    Thank you so much for giving us the step by step with images to go along with.

    Have a brilliant day and a lovel week

    • Hello Bello,

      I am not sure why they do not want it to be in the default power option but i am sure they won’t scrap that option anytime soon 🙂

      Now you know the easier way to activate the hibernate option 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and dropping a comment on the topic, do have a wonderful week ahead…

    • Hello Raj,

      I am sure you’re not going to regret upgrading your pc to the windows 10 OS. and when you do, be sure to hook up with this post.

      Thanks for the comment, i do appreciate. Do have a wonderful week ahead.

    • Hello Roviar,

      It is indeed good to know that you just installed the windows 10 OS.

      If you do use the hibernate option on the previous OS you are going to love this one.

      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment, i do appreciate.

      Have a blessed day and a lovely week ahead 🙂

  2. Hi Babanature! Thanks for sharing such great information. I was a bit scared and reluctant earlier to download the windows 10 but as you explained that it has the combined look of windows 7 and windows 8. Well also I liked the way you gave a detailed explanation to enable the hibernating option on it. Will sure download the windows 10 now. Would love to hear more from you in the future. Cheers.

    • Hello Ovais,

      Yeah, the windows 10 has both the look of windows 7 and 8 and some more cool features… so you won’t feel it when you upgrade your OS 🙂

      Thanks for the comment and do have a wonderful week ahead…

  3. Hi Baba

    I’ve been facing an problem with windows 10 OS which I have upgraded my system from windows 7 its showing error but could not able to found the solution to it.


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