Microsoft recently released its brand new operating system in the form of Windows 10 and the new Windows is packed with a lot of amazing features like Cortana, a brand new Start Menu, Microsoft Hello and more. Just like in Windows 8, Microsoft hasn’t enabled the Hibernate option by default in the Windows 10 power menu but you can obviously change that.
If you haven’t ever used the Hibernate mode on your Windows PC, it lets you resume your computer from where you left it. That sounds like the Sleep mode, but unlike the Sleep mode, Hibernate mode totally shuts down the PC and saves your RAM info on whatever files or apps where open, to your hard drive.
Well, here’s how you can enable the Hibernate mode in Windows 10:
Firstly, you can click the battery icon in the system tray and click the “more power options” button. You can also go to the Control Panel (not the new Settings in Windows 10) and go to “Hardware and Sound”, then “Power Options”.
Then, select the “choose what the power button does” option in the left sidebar.
In the next page, hit the “Change settings that are currently unavailable”.
Then, you just need to tick in the empty “Hibernate” box between the “turn on fast startup” and “lock” options. You will have to save the changes to see the changes.
Once you have followed all the steps, you will be able to see the Hibernate button in the power menu.
So, happy hibernating!