How Can I Enable Hibernate Option In Windows 8

hibernate option in windows 8

Are you see that Microsoft disabled hibernate option in windows 8 and earlier versions of windows 8.1? Why does Microsoft do that? Because windows 8 and 8.1 boot up and shut down faster than the older versions (like windows 7 and XP). Lots of features added to windows 8, like a start screen, picture password, and many more. But I am not describing all features of windows 8. I will be showing you how can I enable hibernate option in windows 8. Continue reading…..

What is hibernate mode?

Before I complete this topic let us have a short description of what is hibernate.

hibernation is powering down a computer. In this mode, the current state of the system is saved to the hard drive, and the system will power down. When a user turns the system power back on, the saved information is read from the hard disk, restoring the last used settings. Hibernation mode is similar to sleep mode, however, in sleep mode, the power cannot be shut off.

Why do I enable hibernate feature in windows 8?

The hibernation option saves more power without losing any files. It automatically saves your files into the hard drive. I am using the sleep option to save power but that is not enough. Because when I turned my pc into sleep mode, then only my monitor will be off but the computer still running when I use the sleep option my pc is going to sleep mode and I walk away but this time when the lights are gone and when I come back after a few minutes ago and turned on my pc my files are not saved it’s removed. Then I use hibernate option to save my work and power. In this option when lights are off and after some time when you power on your pc all files are saved.

Some easy steps to enable hibernating windows 8

Windows 8 disables hibernate option but we can easily enable it. Just follow my simple steps.

  •  Open the control panel and click on the windows power option and it displays a new screen.
  • Now on the left side, you will see the option – Choose What the Power Button does, click on it.

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  • Then on the next screen click on Change Settings that are currently Unavailable.
  • Now Scroll Down to the “Shutdown Settings” Section, Check Hibernate box to Enable it, and Click on Save Changes.enable hibernate windows 8
  • Now all is done then, now go to the power option and see the hibernate option there.enable hibernate windows 8

Now you will see the hibernation option is there and you can hibernate your computer. It is pretty simple and its works. Enjoy all the new features of windows 8 and save more power by enabling hibernating windows 8. Hope this helps you!


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  1. Hello Vishal,

    As you already know I’m a dumb in field of Computer software and hardware information. Even I was not aware what hybernate is.

    Definitely I need to use hybernate option because I can’t keep my PC in safe mode as you already told it don’t keep the files saved.

    I need to know from you that will hybernate option continue our downloading in progress?? If I am downloading any file from internet then can I hybernate my PC?

    Looking for the answer.

  2. Hey Vishal,

    First of all a great design of your website I must say.

    And yeah this was the thing i was looking for that you have provided that how can I enable option for hybernate in windows 8.
    Thanks for providing a wonderful and helpful article that provides each and every tip that I would require on the topic.

    Thanks again. keep the good work going.

  3. Well, I was looking for such kind of PC tips and tricks and yet, today I learned another great trick. Though there’s probably many who are unable to save their Laptop battery or save power, though this would be an ideal way to conserve the battery power.

    Thanks for the great contribution, have a great weekend.
    – Bishal Biswas

  4. Hi Vishal,

    First I want to say thanks to share this awesome post with us, Hibernate is really most important future when we need to shut down system suddenly, it works best to save all active window in active mode and get back in the same state when we turn on computer.


  5. Thanks for providing great info about Windows 8. This is really a good guide for all internet users. Thanks again.

    Keep writing and sharing such a good info.

  6. Hi vishal

    I am sure that the informative you shared through your post is useful for people. I am impressed with the way of writing. It kept connected me all the time.Keep up the good work.

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