How to add the option for Hibernation in the power menu (Windows 8)

Hibernation is an extremely useful feature on Windows, it allows you to effectively power down your computer but at the same time when you power it on again you can resume your work from exactly where you left off. Users of Windows 8 might have noticed that there is no option to hibernate in the Windows 8 power menu.

Well, the option is still there, but the guys at Microsoft chose to hide it for some reason. In this guide, we will be teaching you to add the option for hibernation in the Windows 8 power menu.

Firstly, here is how the power menu looks like as default.




As you can see, there is no option or hibernation, only options for sleep, shut down and restart. Now, here is what you have to do. Open up the start screen, and type powercfg.cpl and press Enter.




After you press Enter, the following window will open up. Select the option that says “Choose what the power button does”.




Selecting that option will open up the following window. Here, you have to click on the line that says,”Change settings that are currently unavailable”.




Now you will see that you can change several settings, select the “Hibernate” option under the “Shutdown settings” and then you just have to save the changes.




And that is all! you have now successfully added the option for hibernation to your power menu. Now your power menu should give you the following options.



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Abdullah Akbar

Abdullah Akbar Shafi is currently doing Software Engineering And he writes on Gadgets and Technology as his interest.
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