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    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10

    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
    13 Sep 2018
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    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 (PCs with InstantGo don't have the hibernate option). Hibernate uses less power than sleep and when you start up the PC again, you’re 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.


     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

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    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10
    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)

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

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    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.

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    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10
    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.






    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10
    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)

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    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)

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






    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10
    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. DavidE's Avatar
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       06 Sep 2015 #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. Brink's Avatar
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       06 Sep 2015 #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. DavidE's Avatar
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       06 Sep 2015 #3

    Ok, thanks Shawn.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       06 Sep 2015 #4

    You're welcome. :)
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  5.    30 Aug 2016 #5

    Does not work with Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

    Any ideas ?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       30 Aug 2016 #6

    jaburmester said: View Post
    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.    30 Aug 2016 #7

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

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    If you see below you have no option for hibernate.

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    Hope someone can help.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       30 Aug 2016 #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.    24 Oct 2016 #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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