How to Enable Hibernate on Power Button in Windows 10 – 5 Steps

On your Windows 10 PC, you get the power button at the lower part of the start menu. When you click on this power button you find Hibernate missing. You know Hibernate is a power saving state that eats the minimum amount of electricity. At another side, it is also a time-saving utility since while you hibernate your system, the files and folders you are running on your PC are kept safe in the identical position on your RAM and you get it in the same state after you boot. In these circumstances, you might need Hibernate button working.

Related: Windows 10 – How to Better Use Fast Startup or Hybrid Shutdown

So in this Windows 10 tips, we are going to discuss How to Enable Hibernate on Power Button in Windows 10 PC in 5 Steps. Alternatively, you can also enable the hibernate using the command prompt. Let us follow:

How to Enable Hibernate on Power Button in Windows 10

Step 1 – Right click on Start icon on the taskbar on the desktop and select Power options.

Right click on Start Menu shows Power Options

Step 2 – On the Power & sleep settings pane, select Additional power settings.

Enable Hibernate on Power Button in Windows 10 image 1

Step 3 – Click on the link What the Power Buttons do on the right menu on the right side of Window.

choose what the power buttons do

Step 4 – System Settings window prompts. Since you can do this only when you are login your computer with administrator username and password. So you get the options below are grayed out. Here first, you need to click a link which will prove that you are the administrator of the PC. In the upper part of this window click this link

Change Settings that are currently unavailable


change the settings that are currently available link

Step 5 – Scroll down on this window. Go to Shutdown Settings and check the box Hibernate.

Step 6 – Click on Save Changes.

check the box against hibernate


Alternative – Another Path to Add Hibernate

1. Write Control Panel in Start menu search bar.
2. Click Control Panel at the uppermost portion of Start Menu.
3. Press Power Options.
4. Now follow the step written above.

Command to Hibernate Windows 10 system instantly

This command will hibernate Windows 10 PC expeditiously after running. So don’t be panic. After the system hibernates completely, Press the start button, and your PC will start. Press Window button and R jointly on your PC. A run box is launched. Copy the command from below and paste it in the box.

%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

After you enable the Start Menu on your Windows 10 it will look like the below screenshot

Enable Hibernate on Power Button in Windows 10

This option is at the second position in the drop-down.

Helpful – CMD Shutdown Command Windows 10 to Power Off PC Instantly

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Love to play with Windows 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.

18 thoughts on “How to Enable Hibernate on Power Button in Windows 10 – 5 Steps

  1. TechManiacHD says:

    Thanks a lot for an article. I knew how to activate it using prompt command but I was getting an error. GUI way worked xD

  2. Hello John, If you are looking to Enable Hibernate on Power Button in Windows 10, you can check whether Hibernation file exists in the directory. Execute dir c:\ /as command for this purpose.

    Check the following command once for enabling hibernate –

    powercfg /h on

  3. I have a RCA Cambio W1162 tablet combo with Windows 10 which I love. It does not offer the option to enable the hibernate feature and I suspect this is because it does not have a spinning hard drive, only volatile solid state drives. Thus if you did the hibernate memory snapshot it would disappear when the power turns off.

  4. my computer does not give me a hibernate option. Just sleep and lock. Now what.

  5. Vasanthakumar says:

    Very useful tips to master the inner things of Windows 10.

  6. Hi
    I need to push the start button twice to start computer.
    First time it starts and shuts down. Second time it starts ok.
    This occurred after the latest update.
    If I select Do Nothing in the power mode will this mode allow me to start the computer on the first press or will it not start

  7. Oginni Tolulope says:

    Whao this is cool. So helpful

  8. well done and thanks !!!! you really made my day…!!

  9. Hi Guys,
    you made my day.

  10. Thank you so much this is a great help

  11. Hi Burgess, Thanks for adding.

  12. Russell Burgess says:

    Thanks, it solved my issue, another way which I did for a while is Windows key and R, type CMD, then type “Shutdown -h”, which also hibernates the system. This can be used as a shortcut on the desktop.

    (I thought that was worth adding)

  13. Cool. Thanks

  14. Thanks to all of you for your complements.

  15. Thanks a million … it worked 🙂

  16. Awesome! The fact that my PC did not have the hibernate option was puzzling me so badly. I was even feeling disappointed with Windows 10 because of that. Truly, thank you for this guys

  17. you have done a great work. I love the site. thank you a lot for your service and the info.

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