Enable Hibernation Feature In Windows 11

If you want to give your PC a resume function, which allows you to restart it from where you left it, you must enable Hibernate in Windows 11. The Hibernate functionality is enabled by default in the latest Windows 11 operating system; however, the feature doesn’t appear in the Start Menu, the Windows + X menu, or the Alt + F4 dialogue.

Once enabled, you can quickly restore previously saved data and resume working by accessing the functionality through the Start Menu, Windows + X menu, and the Alt + F4 dialogue. However, if the feature is not enabled on your computer for some reason, we have a step-by-step guide to enable Hibernation feature In Windows 11.

What Is Hibernation Feature In Windows 11?

Hibernation is a state in which your laptop or PC (Computer) goes to sleep rather than shutting down. Before shutting down, your computer captures a picture of your drivers and system files from RAM and saves that picture to your hard drive. Hibernation allows your computer or laptop to boot up faster because it doesn’t have to regenerate those settings and files. Windows 11 does not include the option to enable Hibernate by default, but don’t worry; it’s simple to restore the hibernate option. The below-mentioned instructions will walk you through the process of enabling the Hibernate option in Windows 11. So, keep reading.

How To Enable Hibernation in Windows 11?

As you can see, there is no Hibernation option available in the Start Menu under the Power section, so we must enable it first. To enable and add the Hibernation to the Start Menu in Windows 11, follow these steps:

Click on the Windows button in the Start menu

Then tap on Settings

After that, click on the System option

Tap on Power & sleep

Now hit on the Additional Power Settings option

Then, hit “Choose what closing the lid does” option

Next, hit “Change settings that are currently unavailable” option. Remember, without activating this option, you cannot allow changing the Shutdown settings.

Tick the “Hibernate” checkbox to add the Hibernate option to the Power Menu

Now, click on Save changes option

Enable Hibernation Using Command Prompt

Another method for enabling Hibernation in Windows 11 is via Command Prompt; follow the below-mentioned steps to do so:

Type “Command Prompt” into the search bar on the Taskbar near the Start Menu.

Next, click on Run as administrator option

To enable Hibernation Mode in Windows 11, type “powercfg.exe /hibernate on” and press Enter.

Note: After pressing the enter key, the command Prompt will activate the Hibernation option in Windows 11. There will be no Successful message displayed on the screen, but this does not mean it is not enabled. So, instead of repeating the step, check whether it is enabled.

Enable Hibernation Using Windows Registry

Both of these approaches are the most effective ways to enable Hibernate on Windows 11. If you encounter an error while following the steps, you can enable Hibernate mode using Windows Registry Editor. Follow the steps below:

To open Windows Registry Editor, press the Win + R button and type Regedit, then press OK or enter.

Search for the following link inside the Windows Registry window – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power.

Double-click on the HibernateEnabled subkey on the right side under the Name Section to open the value date box.

Now, change the DWORD value to 1 in order to enable Hibernate

Then, click OK.

After that, restart Windows 11. After the computer restarts, you will notice that the hibernation option in Windows 11 is enabled.


You have now successfully enabled Hibernate on Windows 11, and the Hibernate option can be found in the Windows 11 Start Menu. However, if you are facing issues while doing these steps, get in touch with a Windows 11 expert.

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