By default, Windows 10 does not display the Hibernate option under the Power button. Though it is still there, you only need a little effort on your part to bring it under the Power button, where it is easily accessible.
This issue was raised by one of our readers after reading our Saturday’s publication on ‘Why these days, there’s absolutely no need to Shut Down your Computer anymore’. In the article, we had used a screenshot of the options under the Power button in Windows 10, and the readers could only see the Sleep option but not the Hibernate option.
How to turn on the Hibernate option
Laptops and most desktop computers are configured to Hibernate after a certain time. That is probably why Microsoft did not feel the need to make it readily available under the Power button.
However, there are times when you need to Hibernate your computer, where you get to save your session and pick up right where you left off the next time you use the computer. Especially when you don’t intend to come back to your computer in a short while, otherwise Sleep mode would be the better option.
Though with Sleep mode, you will not need to be too patient for the computer to boot up, with Hibernate option. The computer still boots up but considerably faster than if it was booting from complete shutdown. Moreover, you get all your previously opened Windows and running apps just as you left them. However, Sleep mode does consume power bit by bit, which would be a concern if you are using a laptop, but they are also set to Hibernate after a particular time.