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Windows 8 – Hibernate

Windows 8 – Hibernation Option Missing?

Enable Hibernation in Windows 8
If you’re a frequent traveler like me, who uses ‘Hibernate’ to save on battery life when not using your device – this article is for you!
For some reason Hibernate is not a choice when you go to shut-down your Windows 8 device, here’s how to add it in.

In your system tray – click on the battery icon and then choose “more power options”:

Now select “choose what the power buttons do”:

Now choose “change the settings that are currently unavailable”:

Check the box next to “Hibernate”:

Now when you go to shut down, you’ll see the extra choice to Hibernate:


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Steve Andrews

For over 20 years, Steve Andrews has been passionately working on the Microsoft infrastructure side in Information Technology. Working with versatile, agile companies to strategically deploy cutting edge technologies, streamlining, and consolidating to drive their business focus, profitability, and always stay ahead of their competitors. Experience includes deep Microsoft collaboration/communications and back end solutions for medium/large sized corporations within Financial, Entertainment, Manufacturing, Biotech, Government, and Administration. More recently assisting organizations to focus on private cloud creating/management/monitoring systems and specializing in System Center 2012 products. Steve is on product development panels for many Microsoft Server products (and Microsoft VTSP) and enables a true vision of simplicity through clean clear infrastructure. Before Perficient, Steve worked for a large European Cable/Communications company, an international retailer with the biggest POS network, and a high demand 24/7 manufacturing company.

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