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    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    31 Oct 2021
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10


    Hibernate is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops, and might not be available for all PCs. Hibernate uses less power than sleep and when you start up the PC again, youíre back to where you left off (though not as fast as sleep). Use hibernation when you know that you won't use your laptop or tablet for an extended period and won't have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove hibernate from showing in the Power menu for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove hibernate in the Power menu.

    Adding or removing hibernate from the Power menu will not disable hibernate.

    If you disable hibernate, it will remove Hibernate from the Power menu. Hibernate cannot be added back to the Power menu until you enable hibernate.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Add or Remove Hibernate in Power Menu using Power Options
    • Option Two: Add or Remove Hibernate in Power Menu using a REG file
    • Option Three: Add or Remove Hibernate in Power Menu using Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Four: Add or Remove Hibernate in Power Menu via Group Policy using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: Hibernate in Power menu

    Alt+F4 Shut Down Windows
    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10-alt-f4.png

    Ctrl+Alt+Del
    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10-ctrl-alt-del.jpg

    Sign-in screen
    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10-sign-.jpg

    Start menu
    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10-start_menu.jpg

    Win+X Quick Link menu
    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10-win-x.jpg





    OPTION ONE

    Add or Remove Hibernate in Power Menu using Power Options


    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Power Options icon.

    2. Click/tap on the Choose what the power buttons do link on the left side. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10-choose_what_the_power_button_does-1.png

    3. Click/tap on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link at the top. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10-choose_what_the_power_button_does-2.png

    4. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    5. Do step 6 (on) or step 7 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     6. To Add Hibernate to Power menu

    A) Check the Hibernate box under Shutdown settings, and click/tap on Save changes. (see screenshot below step 7)

    If you have not already, you will need to enable hibernate to have the Hibernate checkbox listed under Shutdown settings.


     7. To Remove Hibernate from Power menu

    A) Uncheck the Hibernate box under Shutdown settings, and click/tap on Save changes. (see screenshot below)

    If you disable hibernate, the Hibernate checkbox will not be listed under Shutdown settings.

    Disabling hibernate will also remove hibernate from the Power menu.

    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10-choose_what_the_power_button_does-3.png






    OPTION TWO

    Add or Remove Hibernate in Power Menu using a REG file



    The .reg files below will modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FlyoutMenuSettings

    ShowHibernateOption DWORD

    0 = Remove
    1 = Add


    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add Hibernate in Power Menu

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Hibernate_in_Power_menu.reg

    Download

     3. To Remove Hibernate in Power Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Hibernate_in_Power_menu.reg

    Download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    OPTION THREE

    Add or Remove Hibernate in Power Menu using Local Group Policy Editor



    If enabled of disabled, this option will override and gray out Option One and Option Two.

    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Four below to set this policy.

    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/File Explorer

    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10-hibernate_power_menu_gpedit-1.jpg

    3. In the right pane of File Explorer in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Show hibernate in the power options menu policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (add), step 6 (remove), or step 7 (default) below for what you would like to do.


     5. To Enable Show Hibernate in Power Menu

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)


     7. To Disable Show Hibernate in Power Menu

    A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)


     8. Default Hibernate in Power Menu

    A) Select (dot) Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10-hibernate_power_menu_gpedit-2.png

    8. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






    OPTION FOUR

    Add or Remove Hibernate in Power Menu via Group Policy using a REG file



    If enabled of disabled, this option will override and gray out Option One and Option Two.

    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

    ShowHibernateOption DWORD

    (delete) = default
    1 = Add
    0 = Remove


    1. Do step 2 (add), step 3 (remove), or step 4 (default) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Enable Show Hibernate in Power Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Add_Hibernate_to_power_menu_by_policy.reg

    Download


     3. To Disable Show Hibernate in Power Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Remove_Hibernate_from_power_menu_by_policy.reg

    Download


     4. Default Hibernate in Power Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Default_Not_Configured_Hibernate_power_menu_policy.reg

    Download


    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 353
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
       #1

    Another great tutorial, thanks Shawn !

    Do you know if there is any way to add Log Off and/or Switch User to the W10 Power menu ?
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  2. Posts : 62,688
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hey David, :)

    Not that I know of. They're available together in the user menu on Start, but Sign out is also in the Win+X "Shut down or sign out" menu.

    If you like, you might see how the Power desktop context menu below may work for you for that.

    Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8
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  3. Posts : 353
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
       #3

    Ok, thanks Shawn.
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  4. Posts : 62,688
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    You're welcome. :)
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  5. Posts : 228
    Windows 10
       #5

    Does not work with Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

    Any ideas ?
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  6. Posts : 62,688
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    jaburmester said:
    Does not work with Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

    Any ideas ?
    Hello Jaburmester, :)

    Please provide more details about what didn't work?
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  7. Posts : 228
    Windows 10
       #7

    I tried everything above and still cannot get hibernate as shown below

    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10-2016_08_31_02_44_271.png

    If you see below you have no option for hibernate.

    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10-2016_08_31_02_45_372.png

    Hope someone can help.
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  8. Posts : 62,688
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    It looks like you didn't enable hibernate first so that it will be an available option to add to the Power menu.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  9. Posts : 2
    Win 10
       #9

    Hello Shawn

    Very detailed and comprehensive tutorial as usual.

    Isn't it so that in win 7 as soon as you enable hibernation the option in power menu appears automatically?

    Guy
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