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How to activate hibernation in the Windows 11 start menu

This function is activated however it does not appear in the start menu, the Win + X menu or the Alt + F4 dialog box

This makes many users believe that Windows 11 does not have the Hibernate function and wonder how to enable the Hibernate option in Windows 11.

Windows 11's Hibernate feature lets you put your computer into a low-power state while helping you quickly get back to where you left off. When you hibernate your computer, Windows 11 quickly takes a snapshot of the data in RAM and saves it to a file called hiberfil.sys at the root of the hard drive where you have Windows 11 installed. This means that all applications, files and open folders will not be closed and will instead be saved to the storage drive.

When you turn on your computer again, Windows 11 restores the saved data to turn your computer on much faster. Because Hibernate is much faster than shutting down the computer, it is the reason why most users prefer to Hibernate their computers instead of shutting them down completely, especially if the next use will be in a matter of minutes.

That said, below, we will show you in detail, how to add the Hibernate option in the Start menu or, failing that, how to activate the hibernate option in Windows 11:

How to add Hibernate to the Windows 11 Start menu

  • 1. Open the Control Panel using the Start menu or taskbar search.
  • 2. Change the view of the Control Panel to the small icons.
  • 3. Now, click on: Power Options.
  • 4. In the left pane of the Power Options window, Select: Choose the lid closing behavior.
  • 5. In the new window, click: Change currently unavailable settings.
  • 6. This will unlock the options at the bottom of this screen in which you must check the option: Hibernate (Show in the Start / Shutdown menu)
  • 7. Once the option is selected, don't forget to click on the button: Save changes.

Done, the Hibernate option should now be available in the Start menu, Win + X menu, login screen, and Alt + F dialog.

IMPORTANT: If the Hibernate option does not appear in this window or if the Hibernate option does not appear in the Start menu and other areas, it is likely that the hibernate function is completely disabled on your computer. Next, we show how to activate it

How to activate the Hibernate option on your Windows 11 PC.

Note that the hibernate function requires free disk space approximately 75% of the size of RAM. Therefore, make sure there is enough free space on the drive where Windows 11 is installed to avoid errors.

1. Open the command prompt as an administrator.

2. Within the CMD you must enter the following command: powercfg / hibernate on

3. After typing the command you will have to press Enter.

Once the command is executed, you will have to close the CMD and now perform the method shown at the top of this tutorial.

Date update on 2021-10-19. Date published on 2021-10-19. Category: Computer class Author: Oscar olg Fuente: downloadsource