Enable or Disable Hibernate Option in Windows 8

Hibernate mode is a power management mode that conserves power by powering down the system. In hibernate mode the current state of the system RAM is saved to the hard drive and the system will power down. When a user turns the system power back on, the saved information or status is read from the hard disk as it was before shutting down by restoring the last used settings. The system can resume the previous session of the computer. The Windows 8 operating system has changed the power options a bit. To enable the hibernate option follow the steps described in the tutorial.

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Hibernate mode is similar to sleep mode. However, in sleep mode the power cannot be shut off. You can enable or disable hibernate mode to overcome the problem of system hibernating automatically. The new OS Windows 8 seems to be very complicated and many user find difficulties in handling the new OS.

To enable Windows 8 Hibernation option,follow the steps given below.

  • Click battery icon in system tray and select More power options or Go to control panel by clicking the start menu on windows 8 or by clicking the Win key on your Windows 8 operating system and select Power Options

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  • Now, select Choose what the Power buttons do option from left sidebar

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  • Now select the option that says Change settings that are currently unavailable

Enable Hibernate Option

  • This will provide you with the option to enable Hibernation. Check Show Hibernate option to enable and click Save Changes

Windows 8 Hibernation

  • To disable the hibernate option on windows 8 uncheck the tick mark and click Save Changes.

Upon completion of the above steps, you will be able to Hibernate your Windows 8 computer. The boot speed of Windows 8 is much faster than Windows 7 because of the new technique, which hibernates its system kernel. It takes about 8 seconds to resume the system after hibernation.

The above-mentioned steps will help you enable or disable the Windows 8 operating System.


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