How to Enable and Disable Hibernation in Windows 10

Are you trying to put Windows 10 in hibernation mode but you can’t find this option in the Start of your PC? Don’t worry, in this MrAppsGeek article we will teach you how to activate and deactivate hibernation in Windows 10 in an easy and fast way.

What Is Hibernation Mode In Windows 10 And What Is It For?

It is one of the Windows shutdown modes with the exception that in this mode the computer enters a very deep “sleep” mode . In this way, all the system configuration, windows and settings that we had just before entering hibernation are saved . Said information is saved on the computer’s hard drive , so energy consumption is practically nil . Despite this, at the time of turning the PC back on we will recover all our activity prior to hibernation.

How Is Hibernation Mode And Standby Mode Different In Windows 10?

Despite being similar, standby and hibernation mode differ in:

  • Suspend: It is a “deep sleep” in which all the configuration of the equipment is saved in the RAM of the PC . It uses very little energy and the recovery to the previous shutdown is very fast.
  • Hibernate: It is practically a “crionization” of all the configuration prior to the hibernation of the equipment, which is saved on the hard drive of the PC. The energy consumption is practically nil and the recovery of the previous shutdown is not as fast as the sleep mode.

How to Activate Hibernation in Windows 10 Step by Step 2023

To make the hibernation button visible on Start in Win 10 , the first thing we must do is press the following keyboard shortcut combination :

  • Windows + R.
  1. In the “Run” window we must write the following without quotes “powercfg.cpl” .
  2. We press “OK”.

In this way we will enter “Power Options” and we will look at the left side section and select the option “Choose the behavior of the Start / Shutdown buttons” .

If we look at the bottom, the on and off buttons will appear in gray and we will not be able to select them, to solve this we must select the section called “Change the currently unavailable configuration” .

How to Activate the Hibernate Button in Windows 10 Easy and Fast 2023

Now we will only have to activate the box to put “Hibernate” and click “Save Changes” .

Finally, if we go to “Start” now we will realize that the option to enter hibernation mode appears (an option that did not appear before).

And in this way we can activate the hibernate button in Windows 10 step by step , if you have any questions you can always leave me a comment and I will try to answer if I have a place. I remind you that you have the social network buttons available to share this content, that helps me a lot to continue developing more tutorials like this one…