How to Enable Hibernation Mode on Windows 8 and 10

You may be one of those loyal windows 7 users that have become addicted to the “hibernate” option in the shutdown tools bar, perhaps you missed that feature after upgrading to windows 8 or 10 and wish you could have it back. This tutorial will guide you on how to bring back the Hibernate button on your Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Hibernation keeps the status of your computer on your System’s hard drive instead of RAM then shuts down your system in a way that you could continue your work from where you stopped once you press the power button.

How to Enable Hibernate button on Windows 10 and 8

  • Go to Control Panel (Press Windows + I for Windows 8)

  • Click Power Options


  •    Click “Choose what the Power buttons do” from the list in the left hand.


  •    Click “change settings that are currently unavailable” towards the top of the screen.


  •    Scroll down to “Shut down settings”, click the radio button .beside Hibernate


  •    Click “Save changes” at the bottom of the screen.

Verify what you’ve done by trying to shut down your computer to see if the Hibernate button is now in the list of options. If it appears, then you have successfully enabled the Hibernation option on your Windows 10 and 8.   
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