How to enable hibernation on windows 8.1 or windows 8



Do you want to enable hibernation on windows 8.1? Then this article will show you how to enable hibernation on Windows 8.1 If your windows 8 or 8.1 power option doesn`t have hibernation and as a result, you cannot hibernate your computer then you are much lucky as you read this article and practice the process involved in hibernating windows 8 or windows 8.1 or including hibernation feature to power options on windows 8/8.1. Power option can be customized by including Hibernation which is one of the features that can be seen among power option features. These steps or process will teach you how to enable hibernation on Windows 8.1.


Step one

The first thing you have to do is to go to “control panel” and choose “power option” to pop up power options window or you can choose to select power option right away from windows by tapping on the “power” icon at the right bottom for power option to be chosen.







On the power option displayed window choose or hit on “choose what the power buttons do”  sending you to another interface under power options window which contains many customizations and configuration to your Windows 8/8.1 can be done over there.






Read also: How to disable your windows 8.1 charms bar 


step two

Tap on “change settings that are currently unavailable” link seen on top of the next window after “choose what the power buttons do” has been chosen. After tapping on “change settings that are currently unavailable”, scroll down the windows and look for “hibernation”. Mark or tick on “hibernation” located at the bottom of the widow and that ends the process to be involved in enabling hibernation on Windows 8/ 8.1 on your computer.





Close “control panel” windows and verify its appearance or configuration on “power option” by hitting on the “charm bar” and going to “settings” followed by tapping of “power” button or icon under settings and you could see the hibernation feature among the power option button.




Option 2

If the above steps don't work, you can use the command prompt to achieve this.

  1. First disable the hibernation internally by typing this in the command line powercfg -h off

2. Then type this powercfg -h on to enable it. That is all


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