System Add or Remove Hibernate on Power menu in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Hibernate on the power menu for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Hibernate is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops, and might not be available for all PCs. (For example, PCs with Modern Standby may not have hibernate available.) While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk to the hiberfile (C:\hiberfil.sys), and then turns off your computer. Hibernate uses less power than sleep and when you start up the PC again, you’re back to where you left off (though not as fast as sleep). Use hibernation when you know that you won't use your laptop or tablet for an extended period and won't have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.

Hibernate is available in the power options menu by default in Windows 11, but you can remove Hibernate from the power menu if wanted.


You must be signed in as administrator to add or remove Hibernate on the power menu.

Removing Hibernate from the power menu will not disable hibernate.

If you disable Hibernate, it will also remove Hibernate from the power menu and cannot be added back to the power menu until you enable hibernate again.



Contents

  • Option One: Add or Remove Hibernate on Power menu in Power Options
  • Option Two: Add or Remove Hibernate on Power menu using REG file
  • Option Three: Add or Remove Hibernate on Power menu in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Four: Add or Remove Hibernate on Power menu via Policy using REG file


EXAMPLE: Hibernate on power menu

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Option One

Add or Remove Hibernate on Power menu in Power Options


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Power Options icon.

2 Click/tap on the Choose what the power buttons do link on the left pane of Power Options. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link at the top. (see screenshot below)

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4 Under Shutdown settings, check (add - default) or uncheck (remove) Hibernate for what you want, and click/tap on Save changes. (see screenshot below)

Hibernate will not be available if you disabled hibernate.


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5 You can now close the Power Options control panel if you like.




Option Two

Add or Remove Hibernate on Power menu using REG file


1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.

2 Add Hibernate to Power menu

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Hibernate_to_power_menu.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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

3 Remove Hibernate from Power menu

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Hibernate_from_power_menu.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FlyoutMenuSettings]
"ShowHibernateOption"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




Option Three

Add or Remove Hibernate on Power menu in Local Group Policy Editor


Local Group Policy Editor will only be available in the Windows 10/11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Four below instead for the same policy.


1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

2 Navigate to the location below in the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer

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3 In the right pane of File Explorer in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Show hibernate in the power options menu policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4 Do step 5 (always add), step 6 (remove), or step 7 (default) below for what you would like to do.

5 Always Add Hibernate to Power menu

This will override and disable (gray out) Option One and Option Two.


A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below.​

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6 Remove Hibernate from Power menu

This will override and disable (gray out) Option One and Option Two.


A) Select (dot) Disabled. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below.​

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7 Default User Choice for Hibernate on Power Menu

This is the default setting to allow users to use Option One and Option Two.


A) Select (dot) Not Configured. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below.​

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8 You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.




Option Four

Add or Remove Hibernate on Power menu via Policy using REG file


1 Do step 2 (always add), step 3 (remove), or step 4 (default) below for what you want.


 2. Always Add Hibernate to Power menu

This will override and disable (gray out) Option One and Option Two.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Add_Hibernate_to_power_menu_by_policy.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"ShowHibernateOption"=dword:00000001


 3. Remove Hibernate from Power menu

This will override and disable (gray out) Option One and Option Two.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Remove_Hibernate_from_power_menu_by_policy.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"ShowHibernateOption"=dword:00000000


 4. Default User Choice for Hibernate on Power Menu

This is the default setting to allow users to use Option One and Option Two.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Default_user_choice_Hibernate_on_power_menu.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"ShowHibernateOption"=-

5 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

6 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

7 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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