Windows hibernation is a unique and special feature that allows windows operating system contents to be transferred from the RAM and written to the hard disk before it is powered off. When your computer is restarted, the contents on the memory are restored too thus restoring the computer’s same state to the one it was before it was powered off. For instance if you have three word documents active on the desktop and the system goes to hibernation mode, on restarting, the same documents will be restored active on your desktop. In simple words, in hibernation mode, your computer will resume from where you left it. Windows 8 edition has been developed with a number of changes which most users find bothersome. So lets discuss about how to enable windows 8 hibernate and also windows 8 hibernate activation process under given bellow.
Different windows environments have different setups and some do not have the hibernation mode enabled by default. There is an easy way of knowing if your system has the hibernation option enabled if you are unsure. Go to the start menu and click the shutdown option. If hibernation option is there and has not been grayed out, then hibernation is enabled on your computer. If it is grayed out or you can’t totally see it, it means it has not been activated and it is not in the setup. There are a number of reasons why this option might not be enabled on your system, but the most common one is the computer’s motherboard setup might be set in the disable hibernation mode. If so, you just need to reboot your computer and access motherboard bios settings and enable it.
One annoying thing with windows 8 is the fact that there is no hibernate option in the power menu. The only option available in the power menu is shut down, sleep or restart. Should you want to hibernate your machine via the power button, then you are out of luck.
This leaves one wondering why on earth did Microsoft remove such an option. Fortunately, we can restore our valuable hibernation option in six (6) simple steps. Here’s how:
- The first step is accessing your computer’s power settings. There are a number of ways of doing this but I prefer pressing the windows key and the latter key W. a window with settings search menu will pop up. Type power.
- Click the change what the power buttons do link
- Click on change settings that are currently unavailable link
- Scroll to the extreme bottom of that window to shutdown settings section. You can choose to hibernate to any power and sleep buttons and lid settings options. Selecting the latter option will make your system to hibernate if you either close the lid or press the power button.
- Check the box that is next to hibernate to enable hibernating option.
- Save the changes by clicking on the save tab.
When we go to the power down your system options, hibernate option will be included in your list of choices.
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If you feel that the hibernation option is not working properly as per your expectation and you wish to disable it, follow the instructions below to disable this option.
- Click on start menu
- Open run
- Type in cmd.exe and press enter
- At command prompt enter powercfg – h off and hit enter.
Now the hibernation mode has been deactivated in your computer. In the end, it is up to you to either use this option or not.