Hibernation is a process like ‘Shutdown’, If you hibernate your computer, your computer will saves your session and turns off the computer. When you turn on your computer, then Windows will restores your session. If you hibernate with some open applications like web browsing, playing song, playing games etc, then when you turn on your computer, all your applications are still there without any changes…! That is the peculiarity of hibernate option. Actually at the time of Hibernation, Windows will copy the Data on RAM to Hard Disc, at the time of reopen of your computer, Windows will return that Data into RAM.
Normally in both Windows 7 and 10 Hibernate option is Off, that is you cannot find Hibernate option in your power button list.
In Windows 10, it more difficult to enable hibernation compare to Windows 7.
First just right click on the start button.
From given menu, choose ‘Power Options’.
On new opened window, choose ‘Additional power settings’ from the right panel.
From given power options setting, choose one of the option ‘Choose what the power button do’ or ‘Choose what closing the lid does’.
Both option will option same window. Here you need to change setting by going through the option ‘Change the settings that are currently unavailable’. You might need administration privilege to do this.
Now you reached the final windows. Just ‘Hibernate’ and Save Changes.
Done. Now check your power button menu.
So you have to enable hibernate option to show on power button list. Just obey following steps:
- Just Open your ‘Control Panel‘. (Start -> Control Panel)
- Open Power Options.
If your Control Panel view mode is in ‘Category’ view, then change to ‘Large Icons’ or ‘Small icons’ views to show ‘Power Options’.
- In Power Option, you can see two power plans, “Balanced” and “Power Saver”. You computer must be in any plan. But if you get ‘Hibernate’ option in both plan, you need to enable hibernate in both plans. But steps to enable hibernate in both plans are same. So now i am saying how to enable in ‘Balanced‘ plan.(See my computer plan as ‘Balanced‘ plan).
- Click on “Change plan settings“.If you are in ‘Power Saver’ plan, click on corresponding ‘Change plan settings’.
- From new window, Open “Change advance power settings“.
- From new window, Click on “Sleep” directory. Then click on “Allow hybrid sleep“. Now you can see its setting as ‘On‘.
- Change that setting to “Off“.
- Then click “OK”.
- Now you can see an additional option in Power button list named as “Hibernate“.
By clicking on ‘Hibernate’, your system will down to hibernate with in seconds.. Enjoy..