Windows 8 Hibernate

30 Oct 2013 One-minute read Al Eardley

Considering how many times I have made this particular change to Windows 8 I should have blogged about this a year ago!

I like to hibernate my laptop - it seems less risky than sleeping and means that when I need to quick start to the day I get one.

For some reason the ability of easily hibernating a machine has been removed from Windows 8. If, like me, you want to continue to use the hibernation feature then you can follow these steps for enabling hibernation:

  1. Click Win+W to open Search Settings
  2. Type in “power”
  3. Select ‘Change what power buttons do’ to open Power Options
  4. Click ‘Change settings that are currently unavailable’
  5. Scroll down to Shutdown settings
  6. Check the ‘Hibernate’ check box
  7. Click ‘Save Changes’
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