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How to enable hibernation on a computer with Windows 8 preloaded

By default, hibernation is not enabled in Windows 8.


Affected configurations

All systems with Windows 8



1. To enable Windows 8 Hibernation option, click battery icon in system tray and then select More power options.

How to enable Hibernation in Windows 8

Now, select “Choose what the Power buttons do” option from left sidebar.
How to enable Hibernation in Windows 8

2. Now select the option Change settings that are currently unavailable.

How to enable Hibernation in Windows 8

3. This will provide you with the option to enable Hibernation. Check Show Hibernate option to enable and click Save Changes.

How to enable Hibernation in Windows 8

3. Now you will be able to Hibernate your computer from Windows 8 Power options, which can be accessed from Charms Bar.

How to enable Hibernation in Windows 8


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