Add Hibernate On The Startup Menu In Windows 10
At the end of every day do you still dutifully close every file and program window before shutting down your PC?. That’s the standard way to handle things, but for quite a few versions of Windows. Microsoft also offered the ability to use Sleep and Hibernate modes instead of just a regular shut down. In Windows 10, Microsoft decided not to include hibernate with the rest of the shutdown options under Startup options by default.
Hibernation is kind of a mix between a traditional shutdown and sleep mode primarily designed for laptops. When you tell your PC to hibernate, it saves the current state of your PC. That also include open programs and documents. Then when it’s time to start it up again all your previous work is ready and waiting for you. Unlike sleep mode, it doesn’t use any power, but it does take longer to start up again.
If your Start menu in Windows 10 does not contain the Hibernate option, you need to do the following:
- Open Control Panel.
- Go to the following item:
Hardware and Sound >> Power Options
- On the left side, click “Choose what the power buttons does”:
- Click the Change Settings that are currently unavailable link. The Shutdown options will become editable. Check the option there called Hibernate (Show in Power menu).
- Save the settings and Done !! you will have new hibernate options on Startup options.
To hide the Hibernate option from the Shutdown menu of the Start Menu on Windows 10, just untick that checkbox.
So, the main reason you might want to disable hibernate on your computer is if you really need that extra gigabytes of hard drive space back. If you set hibernate off, you won’t be able to use hibernate (obviously), nor will you be able to take advantage of Windows 10’s fast startup feature, which combines hibernation and shutdown for faster boot times.