Add Hibernate To The Shutdown Menu
Discussion by vizskywalker with 11 Replies.
Last Update: December 18, 2009, 3:15 pm
m^e: I know about that, the problem is that first you need to install update KB893056. Which I don't have. And Microsoft hasn't freely distributed to the public. And you can only get by contacting microsoft support, and I can't even find the right e-mail address for them, plus they supposedly charge unless you can prove your machine needs the hotfix. And i have a feeling they are going to say that since I can simply hit the shift key to mkae the standby button turn into a hibernate button, I don't really need it. So now my problem is finding a copy of the hotfix.
xboxrulez: Sometimes yes, but mostly no, especially with any XP SP2 or any XP Professional, see the page that m^e posted a link to.
Right i baught a laptop with XP home preloaded on it, an i had all four buttons right from the start. Great.
However I have now upgraded it to XP Pro (using upgrade function) but now i have lost that all important fourth button. I have looked through the registry and found the relevent subtree and it apears that i already have all the necassery components complete with ShowHibernateButton REG_DWORD. when i click modify on this the value is already set to 1 and hex is the ticked option. but despite all this i cannot see that button any ideas guys? if it helps there are also another REG_DWORD named HibernateAsDefault also with value set to 1, and the is a REG_SZ named (default) which under data has "(value not set)"
1) Install the hotfix, which it looks like you haven't done.
2) Set the registry key, which it sounds like you have done.
I won't tell you where to find the hotfix, as mentioned previously, although it is theoretically possible to get from Microsoft.com, although not easily.
Add Hibernate To The Shutdown Menu
Replying to vizskywalker
-reply by sam
Thank you very much!
Worked for me right in the first attempt!
Keep it up!-reply by Waseem
On some PCs the hibernation option is already installed on the shutdown menu. If it isn't installed in your shutdown menu and you want it displayed there then proceed as follows.
You should be aware that this method 'does' disable the hybrid sleep option.
1/ Click Start button
2/ On the Start Menu, Click the Control panel icon
3/ In the Control Panel Window, Click the Power Options icon
4/ In the Power Options window look in the 'preferred plan' section in the Right hand pane
5/ Below your preferred plan, I.E., Balanced, you will see a link marked 'Change plan settings', Click on this
6/ In the 'Change Settings For Plan' window, Click the 'Change advanced power settings link'
7/ The Advanced power settings window now opens
8/ Look down the list that appears in this window and Click the Plus (+) sign next to the Sleep option
9/ Now Click the Plus (+) sign next to the 'Allow hybrid sleep' option. The setting should currently be 'On'
10/ Click on the Allow hybrid sleep setting an a dialogue box will appear with an arrow to the Right
11/ Click the Arrow and from the drop down Menu select OFF
12/ Now Click the OK button
13/ Finally Close the change settings for the plan window
14/ If you now look at your Shutdown menu on the Start button menu you should see the hibernate option.
Start - run. Type 'powercfg /hibernate on' without the quotes, click ok and no need to reboot. No registry hacks. In fact, it's so simple even the noobiest noob from noob city, noobland could do it without breaking a sweat!-reply by Paul Higgins
@ (G)Amar - your response doesn't apply to Windows XP. Which is a bummer as the first post specifically says Windows XP SP 2
-reply by Christian Cawley
- Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
- Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
- Right-click Windows, point to New, and then click Key.
- In the New Key #1 box, type System, and then press ENTER.
- Right-click System, point to New, and then click Key.
- In the New Key #1 box, type Shutdown, and then press ENTER.
- On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
- In the New Value # 1 box, type ShowHibernateButton, and then press ENTER.
- Right-click ShowHibernateButton, and then click Modify.
- In the Value data box, type 1, leave the default Hexadecimal option selected, and then click OK.
- Quit Registry Editor.
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