Sunday, 27 September 2015

How to Enable Hibernate Mode in Windows 8 and 8.1 Power Menu

In Windows 8 and 8.1, by default, the Hibernate option is not activated in the Power Button options. Users may notice that there is no hibernate option in Windows 8. The default options available are Shutdown, Restart, and Sleep. I am sure many of us, who use PC’s a lot and have multiple programs open all the time, miss the Hibernate option. You can enable or disable the Hibernate option in Windows, using a command or by using a Fix It.

If you want to display the Hibernate option in the Power Buttons options, you can follow any of these methods below.

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Method 1
1. Press " WIN+R " key combination to launch RUN dialog box then type powercfg.cpl and press Enter. It'll open Power Options window.

2. Now click on "Choose what the power buttons do" link given in left sidebar.
3. Then click on "Change settings that are currently unavailable" link given at the top and scroll down to bottom.

4. You'll notice that " Hibernate " option is unchecked. Enable the option and apply the changes.
5. It'll immediately add missing hibernate option in power menu of Windows 8 as shown in following screenshot:

As you can see in the screenshot given in step 4, using the same screen you can remove "Lock" option which is shown when you click on your account picture at Start Screen or you can remove " Sleep " option from power menu.
Method 2
To display the Hibernate option in the Power button list, you need to follow these simple steps:
1. Go to All Control Panel items and open Power Options from the list of items.

2. Now under Power Options, select Chose what the power button does from the left pane list of options.
3. Now, click on Change settings that are currently unavailable to change the power settings mentioned there.

4. Check the Hibernate option available in the list and click on Save Changes button.
That’s it! The Hibernate option is now available in the list of Power Button options.

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