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Actually, the sleep mode of Windows 10 is what I needed, though I made a mistake previously, I put the pc in sleep mode, disabled the power, enabled the power and then pressed the Power on button, which basically started it up completely, this is why I thought the sleep mode didn't work properly.


I hate having to open up all programs and folders again after shutting windows down, this is why I would like to use the hibernate-mode to save energy during the night, but to immediately start working the next morning. Sadly, my current Win 10 Pro installation doesn't have the hibernate option. I tried activating it through the energy settings, but the option isn't available.

Anybody has experience with this?

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    First off, hibernation is not always available on all computers due to hardware configuration and support of the feature in Windows 10. Unfortunately, I don't speak the language in your picture, so that does me no good. You may want to read this article to see if there are any tips to help you, How to Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 10. If after these steps you still can not use it, please update your question with specifics about what you have tried to resolve the problem. – CharlieRB Jul 27 '16 at 15:10
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In Windows 10 you can update the power settings to put the computer to sleep via the Control Panel or the Power & Sleep settings, which is effectively the same thing as hibernate.

In Cortana type 'Power Settings' in the Ask Me Anything box, and select Edit plan. Then you can set the timing (i.e., on battery put the computer to sleep after 15 minutes). Then click Save Changes and you should be good to go.

  • Welcome to Super User. This is really a comment, not an answer since the user specifically states hibernation, not sleep. With a bit more rep, you will be able to post comments. For the moment I've added the comment for you, and I'm flagging this post for deletion. – CharlieRB Jul 27 '16 at 15:16
  • you are absolutely right! I made a mistake previously, I put the pc in sleep mode, disabled the power, enabled the power and then pressed the Power on button, which basically started it up completely (instead I should have pressed enter instead). – Christian Strang Jul 27 '16 at 15:16
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Hibernate is disabled by default in Windows 10. The easiest way to enable hibernate on Windows 10 is:

  • Press Win+X
  • Select "Command Propt (Admin)
  • type 'powercfg /h on`

There are other methods that can be found here.

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  • Go to Control PanelHardware and SoundPower Options (you can also type Power Options in the Windows search)
  • Click on Choose what the power buttons do
  • Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable
  • Check this checkbox:

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