Enable Hibernation Button on Windows 8

Posted in Windows 8 by Steve Sinchak

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. 

  1. Open the Start Screen and type in powercfg.cpl and hit Enter.
  2. On the Power Options screen, select Choose what the power buttons do on the side menu.
  3. Select Change settings that are currently unavailable.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the window and check Hibernate.

  5. Click Save changes.

That’s it. Now your Power menu will also have a hibernate option listed.

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