Hibernation is enabled but hidden by default on the new Metro style power menu. You can hibernate at command prompt by typing in shutdown.exe -h but sometimes clicking a button is much easier and faster. This article will help you display the Hibernate option next to the Sleep, Shutdown and Restart options.
- Open the Start Screen and type in powercfg.cpl and hit Enter.
- On the Power Options screen, select Choose what the power buttons do on the side menu.
- Select Change settings that are currently unavailable.
- Scroll to the bottom of the window and check Hibernate.
- Click Save changes.
That’s it. Now your Power menu will also have a hibernate option listed.