How to Remove or Add Hibernate Option in Windows 11

If you click on the Power icon in the Start menu, you’ll not see the “Hibernate” option. If you want this option, you can add it.

When you add the option, you’ll see the Hibernate option in the Shut Down Windows popup, which you can see when you press Alt + F4, Power user menu, and Power menu.

You can do this task in three ways and pick the one you like. I’m using Windows 11 PC here. Let’s start.

How to Remove or Add Hibernate Option using Power Options

Here are the steps:

Open the Run Command by pressing Windows + R, type powercfg.cpl, and press the Enter key.

Hit the “Choose what the power buttons do” link on the left sidebar. You can find the link above “Choose what closing the lid does.”

Hit “Change settings that are currently unavailable.”

Check (to add) or uncheck (to remove) the Hibernate option. You can find this one between Sleep and Lock.

Hit the Save changes button at the bottom.

That’s all.

How to Add or Remove Hibernate using Local Group Policy Editor

Type gpedit.msc in the “Run Box” and hit the Enter key.

Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer.

Double-click on “Show hibernate in the power options menu.”

Select Enabled (to add) or Disabled (to remove) and click OK.

That’s all.

How to Remove or Add Hibernate using Registry Editor

Open the Registry Editor. I suggest that you back up the Registry before proceeding.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > FlyoutMenuSettings.

If you didn’t see the FlyoutMenuSettings, create it.

Double-click the “ShowHibernateOption” on the right pane. If you didn’t see it, create the Dword and name it “ShowHibernateOption.”

Provide 0 (to remove) or 1 (to add) in the Value data field and hit the OK button.

That’s all.

I hope this guide, “How to Remove or Add Hibernate Option in Windows 11,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.