How to Print to PDF in Windows 10 | Save as PDF Printer

Last updated on August 22nd, 2018 at 04:25 amWindows 10 includes native support for creating PDF files using Microsoft Print to PDF, a virtual printer. ie; We can print to PDF or Save as PDF file in Windows 10 without installing any third party software.
In this guide, you will learn how to enable and activate Microsoft Print to PDF on windows 10.
 How to Print to PDF in Windows 10
PDF files have many advantages when compared to other file formats. By Print to PDF method, you can easily convert any files in to PDF format. This is very helpful, if you want to send files as in attachment in emails or WhatsApp.
You can easily access this feature by right clicking any files and then select the ‘Print‘ option. There you can see ‘Microsoft Print to PDF‘ option.
Find below the step-by-step process to print to PDF.

Open the file you want to print to PDF and right click on it or open the Print menu (Ctrl +P) and select the ‘Print’ option.

 
2.  Now you will get an option to select the Printer from a list of installed printers. Find and select ‘Microsoft Print to PDF‘ and click on ‘Print‘ button.

You will get an option to choose the location and click ‘OK’ to save the file. The file is saved as a brand new PDF document.
 
 How to Enable and Activate the Print to PDF Feature on Windows 10
If Microsoft Print to PDF option is missing from the list of printers (Select Printer Option), don’t worry, you can Enable Microsoft Print to PDF Printer  easily using any of the following methods.
You can also use any of the below methods to Restore Microsoft Print to PDF after deleting it accidentally.

Enable Microsoft Print to PDF on Windows Settings Page
Add a Printer through Devices and Printers in Control Panel
Enable Print to PDF  from Windows Features

Let’s check the methods one by one.
 How to Enable Microsoft Print to PDF on Windows 10 Settings
Step 1 : Open the Settings App. You can use the Keyboard shortcut Win+I  (press together),  Start Menu or Search Box etc to open the Settings App in Windows 10.

 
Step 2: Click on ‘Devices’. Now you can see the list of Printers & Scanners already added. In the ‘Printers & Scanners‘ tab, click on ‘Add a Printer or Scanner‘. If the Microsoft Print To PDF is already Installed, you can see that printer in the available list of Printers there.

Windows will search for Printers and Scanners.
Step 3: Click on the link ‘Printer that I want isn’t listed’. Now a popup will open with option to Add a Printer.
Select ‘Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings‘ and click on ‘Next‘ button.
Step 4: Now you will get an option to Choose a Printer Port. Select ‘Use an existing port’ and select FILE: (Print to File) from the available ports in the Drop down menu and click on ‘Next‘.

 
Step 5: Now to install the Print Driver, Select ‘Microsoft’ from the Manufacturers list in the Left pane and select ‘Microsoft Print To PDF‘ in the right pane. Then click ‘Next‘.

 
Step 6: If the driver is already installed, windows will shows that. Choose ‘Use the driver that is already installed‘ then click ‘Next‘.

 
Step 7: Type a Printer Name  and click on ‘Next‘. Now the ‘Microsoft Print to PDF‘ is installed successfully. Click on ‘Finish‘ to complete the Printer Installation.
You can select it as the Default Printer. So you can print to the PDF easily.
 

 
 Add a Printer through Devices and Printers in Control Panel
You can add or Reinstall the Microsoft PDF Printer through Devices and Printers in Control panel also.
Open Control Panel and Search Devices and Printers. Then click on ‘Devices and Printers‘ and then Add a Printer. Then follow above Step 3 to Step 7 to install the Printer.
 
 How to Enable Print to PDF from Windows Features

Open the Control Panel or Start Menu and Search ‘Turn Windows features on or off‘
You can see the windows features already enabled.
Now select (Check the Box) Microsoft Print To PDF and Click ‘OK‘

 
Restart the Windows 10 Computer to use the Print To PDF option. Now you can save the files as PDF easily and use any PDF editors, if you want to Edit it.
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How to Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 10

Last updated on August 22nd, 2018 at 12:55 pmFind the Step by step process to Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 10. Hibernation is a feature in the Windows systems, which will help you to start your computer faster by saving a snapshot of your system files and drivers in the computer had drive.

 What is Hibernate in Windows 10 and How to Enable or Disable It?
By selecting the Hibernate option in the Power Menu of your computer, instead of  the ‘Shutdown‘ menu, you can preserve all the programs and files you opened and it will be readily available for your use next time when you start the computer.
This is really helpful if you want to take a short break from your work and come back to your work, without re-opening all files and programs.
But if the Hibernate option is enabled, it will take your computer Hard disk space and around 75% of your RAM.
If your system, especially your C drive is running out of disk space, then you can disable the Hibernate option and free up those extra space used by the Hibernate feature.
In this post, I’m going to show you How to Enable or Disable Hibernate mode on Windows 10.
If the Hibernate not available in your Windows 10 or Your Windows 10 Hibernate is greyed out or Not Working, read the step by step solution below.
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 How to Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 10
The start menu is back in Windows 10. By default, the ‘Hibernate’ option is available in the Windows 10 Power Menu along with ‘Sleep’ and ‘Shutdown’ option.

If the Windows 10 Hibernate is missing or  if you want to Turn off hibernate in windows 10, then you can enable or disable hibernate option using Following methods.

Using Command Prompt CMD (Administrator)
Using ‘Power Option’ in the Control Panel

Let’s check the step by step process
 How to enable or disable Hibernate in windows 10 using Command Prompt (CMD)
If the Hibernate option is Enabled, It will be available in the Start Menu->Power Menu.’Hibernate‘ option can be Enabled / Disabled using the Command Prompt (CMD) option.

Right Click Mouse button on ‘Start Menu‘ and then select the ‘Command Prompt (Admin)‘ option.
Windows will ask the Administrator Permission. You should login as the Windows Administrator to use the ‘Command Prompt (Admin)‘ option.

3. To disable the ‘Hibernate‘ option (Turn off hibernation in Windows 10)
Type ‘powercfg -h off‘ and press  the Enter key.
Now the Hibernate option will be removed from the Start Menu->Power Menu. See the screen shot below.

4. To enable the ‘Hibernate‘ option using the Command Prompt (CMD)

Type ‘powercfg -h on‘ and press the enter key.

Now the Hibernate option is added to the Power Menu.
 Enable Hibernate Windows 10 Power Options
You can enable or disable hibernate in windows 10 using the Power Options in the Control Panel.
1). To open the Power Options, press ‘Windows key‘  and ‘X‘ at the same time or Right Click the ‘Start Menu‘, then choose the ‘Power Options‘. Alternatively you can open the Power Options through the ‘Control Panel‘ also.
Search ‘Power Options‘ in the control panel.

2.  Now Click on  ‘Change what the power buttons do‘. You can see the Power buttons settings there.
If the Hibernate option is already enabled, then you can see the ‘Windows 10 Hibernate greyed out’. To disable the Hibernate option, click on ‘Change settings that are currently unavailable‘.

3. Now you can see the Shutdown Settings is enabled and the ‘Check box’ near ‘Hibernate’ is clickable. Remove the ‘Tick Mark’ to disable the Hibernate option in windows 10 and then ‘Save changes‘.

 
The Hibernate option will be removed from the Start Menu=> Power Options.
4. If the Hibernate missing (not Showing) from power options in Windows 10, or the ‘Hibernate is grayed out‘,
you can enable the Hibernate option by clicking ‘Change settings that are currently unavailable‘ then ‘Tick Mark’ the checkbox near the ‘Hibernate’ and ‘Save Changes‘.

Your Windows 10 hibernate problem is fixed.
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