How to Enable Hibernate Mode on Windows 11

How-To Windows 11

Hibernate mode is a useful feature in terms of saving battery and efficiently managing your system’s current power consumption. When you enable the hibernate mode on Windows, your machine suspends all the background activities, ongoing things and allows you to resume your work right where you left off. When hibernation begins, your system saves all your apps, documents, files, and everything else on the hard drive rather than storing it on the RAM.

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Cannot see the hibernate option in Windows 11’s Start menu? Wondering how to enable hibernate mode on Windows 11? Well, unfortunately, Windows 11 does not include the hibernate button in the Start menu as a default choice.

But by making a few quick changes in your device’s setting, you can add the hibernate button to Windows 11’s Start menu. In this post, we have listed a few ways that will allow you to use hibernate mode on Windows 11 as well.

Also read: Why Hibernate/Sleep Mode is Better than Shutdown

How to Enable Hibernate Mode on Windows 11?

List of Contents

  • 1. Control Panel
  • 2. Command Prompt
  • 3. Registry Editor
  • How to Disable Hibernation in Windows 11?

You can enable the hibernate mode on Windows by using three different ways: Via Control Panel, Command Prompt, or by using the Registry Editor.

1. Control Panel

Pull up the Start menu search box, type “Control Panel” and hit Enter.

Control Panel

In the Control Panel window, select System and Security.

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Tap on “Power Options”.

enable hibernate mode on Windows 11

Select “Change Settings that are currently unavailable”.

enable hibernate mode on Windows 11

Check on the “Hibernate” option.

enable hibernate mode on Windows 11

Once you’ve made the above-mentioned changes in the Control Panel, the Hibernate option will appear in the Start menu so you can quickly access it whenever you like.

Also read: Windows PC Won’t Go to Sleep Mode? Here’s the Fix!

2. Command Prompt

Another way by which you can enable hibernate mode on Windows 11 is by using Command Prompt.

Fire up the Start menu search, type “Command Prompt” and select the “Run as Administrator” option from the list.

enable hibernate mode on Windows 11

Windows will pop up a confirmation alert asking whether you want to run Command Prompt in admin mode. Tap on Yes to Confirm.

enable hibernate mode on Windows 11

In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and hit Enter to execute it.

enable hibernate mode on Windows 11

 

powercfg.exe /hibernate on

Running the command will enable the Hibernate mode on Windows 11.

Also read: How to Fix Internal Power Error on Windows 10

3. Registry Editor

Press the Windows + R key combination to open the Run dialog box. Type Regedit and hit Enter to open Windows Registry Editor.

enable hibernate mode on Windows 11

Windows 11 will pop up a confirmation notification asking “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?” Tap on YES to confirm.

enable hibernate mode on Windows 11

In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following folder location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power

CurrentControlSet

Double-tap on the “Hibernate Enable Default” file.

enable hibernate mode on Windows 11

Type “1” in the data value textbox and press the OK button to save changes.

enable hibernate mode on Windows 11

And that’s it! Once you make the above-mentioned changes in the Registry Editor, the hibernate mode option will appear in the Start menu by default.

Also read: How To Make Your PC Wake From Sleep Automatically

How to Disable Hibernation in Windows 11?

If you’re not a fan of using the hibernation feature frequently and if you want to disable the hibernate option from appearing on the Start menu, here’s what you need to do.

Pull up the Start menu search box, type “Command Prompt” and then select the “Run as Administrator” option.

In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and hit Enter to execute it.

Command Prompt windows 11

 

powercfg.exe /hibernate off

Exit all windows and check the Start menu on Windows 11. The Hibernate option will no longer appear on the list.

Conclusion

This wraps up our guide on how to enable hibernate mode on Windows 11. Was this post helpful? We hope the above-mentioned set of steps help you in enabling/disabling the hibernation feature on Windows 11. The hibernation mode takes a lot of storage space on the hard disk. So, simply make sure that you have sufficient disk space handy for the hibernation feature to work efficiently on Windows OS.

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