β€’ February 17, 2021

Bring Back Hibernate Option to the Win X Menu in Windows 10

If you have noticed, the Hibernate option is not displayed on the power settings or the power user menu (Win + X Menu). But luckily, this option can be brought back via Power options control panel settings.

Bring Back Hibernate Option to the Win + X Menu

Step 1. Press Win + R, type powercfg.cpl and press ENTER

Step 2. On the left panel, click on the Choose what the power button does link.

Step 3. Next, click on the Change settings that are currently unavailable option.

Step 4. Near the bottom, under Shutdown settings, enable the Hibernate checkbox (Show in Power menu.)

And you are done. Now the Hibernate option should be available for you in the Win + X Power User Menu.

You can also enable the same using a simple registry tweak. And here’s the code to do that:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FlyoutMenuSettings]
"ShowSleepOption"=dword:00000001
"ShowHibernateOption"=dword:00000001
"ShowLockOption"=dword:00000001

The above .reg file enables the Sleep, Hibernate and Lock options in the Power options flyout.

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