How to Add Hibernate to Windows 10 Power Menu

By default, Windows 10 Power menu doesn’t have “Hibernate” option, and it only has Shut downRestart and Sleep.

Windows 10 Power menu in Start Menu

However, if you wish, you can add it at any time you want and here’s how:


  1. Press Windows key + R, and it’ll open Run Command Box.

  2. Within that, type “powercfg.cpl” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter” key. Now, you can see “Power Options.”

  3. In the left sidebar, click on “Choose what the power buttons do.”

  4. Now, click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable” link at the top.
    Change settings that are currently unavailable link

  5. Find and select “Hibernate” option.
    Selected Hibernate option

  6. Click on “Save changes” button at the bottom.

That’s all. All done.

Windows 10 Power menu with Hibernate option

Not only it adds Hibernate to Power menu in the Start menu, but it also adds Hibernate to Power menu shown in “Sign in” screen and “Windows Security” screen. Also, it adds the Hibernate to “Shut Down Windows” popup and “Shut down or sign out” option in Power User menu.

If you want to remove Hibernate from Power menu in the future, then follow the above steps and instead of checking, uncheck “Hibernate” option.

Also see:

How to Disable UAC in Windows 10

How to Open Control Panel

How to Add Run Command to Windows 10

How to Pin Shortcut to Taskbar

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