There is one common issue on Windows 8, 8.1, and the new windows 10. The “Hibernate” option is disabled in the power menu. The power menu doesn’t show Hibernate Option. It contains Sleep, Shutdown and Restart options only as shown in the following screenshot:
Many windows 8/8.1 and 10 users are not aware that Hibernation Option is available in Windows 8/8.1 and 10 because the option is hidden (Microsoft simply disabled it).
The Hibernate Option can be added back to power menu. To get the missing hibernate option back in Windows 8/8.1 and 10, just follow the simple steps below:
- Windows8 and 8.1 users. Press Windows + W key to open the settings search menu. Then search for Power Options and select.
2. Windows 10 users. Locate Search the web and Windows under system tray. Use it to search for Power Options and select.
- Atthe left side, click on Choose what the power buttons do option, and a dialogue box would appear, then select Change settings that are currently unavailable option.
3. Now, scroll down to the Shutdown Settings and you’ll notice that “Hibernate” option is unchecked.
4. Check Hibernate box, then apply Save Changes.
That is it. The hibernation mode of your system will enable immediately and no more hidden in your Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10. So whenever you want to hibernate your System, simply press “Alt+F4” keys together as usual and you should see Hibernate Mode in the list displayed or move the Cursor to the upper-right corner of your Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 Screen on your System, then click on Settings => Power Option and you should see hibernation mode in the list as it shows in the screenshot below:
Also Note: As you can see in the screenshot given in step 2, using the same screen you can remove “Lock” option which is shown when you click on your account picture at Start Screen or you can remove “Sleep” option from the power menu.
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