I don't see the "hibernation after X minutes" option in my Windows 11.

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On other computers I had, there was an option in Control Pane > Power Options > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings. There i could set the time after which the computer should go into hibernation.

Note that:

  • I have hibernation enabled and can see it in the Start Menu > Power
  • The registry keys HibernateEnabled and HibernateEnabledDefault are set to 1

My environment:

  • Windows 11 (21H2 Build 22000.856) (comes from DELL website)
  • Laptop DELL Vostro 15 5510

How to achieve this in Windows 11?

  • Check Control Panel, Power, Choose what closing the Lid does and ensure Hibernation is selected there. Then update both BIOS and Power Management drivers. Try that.
    – John
    Aug 22 at 7:10
  • Try in an elevated CMD to enable hibernation with powercfg /h /type full.
    – harrymc
    Aug 22 at 8:29

1 Answer 1


This command-line/registry edit should bring "Hibernate after.." option in the advanced power options dialog:

From Admin Command Prompt, run:

reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\238C9FA8-0AAD-41ED-83F4-97BE242C8F20\9d7815a6-7ee4-497e-8888-515a05f02364" /v "Attributes" /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

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