Can you make a Windows 8 machine hibernate, and if so how?

kreiley

On older versions of Windows, I always used hibernate to make sure whatever I was working with was saved and I would lose it. I learned this the hard way a few times using standby and forgetting about it until the battery had discharged and I lost what I was working on. How can you use hibernate with Windows 8?

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landon
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Select Search from the Charms bar, then click Settings and type “power.” In the results, select “Choose what the Power buttons do” > “Change settings that are currently unavailable” > Shutdown Settings. In Shutdown Settings, check “Hibernate: Show in Power Menu.” Save the changes, and you should have the Hibernate choice available.

jimlynch
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How to enable Hibernate mode in Windows 8
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2016932/how-to-enable-hibernate-mode-in-w...

"1. You'll need to access your system's power settings, which you can do any number of ways. My preferred method: press Win-W (that's the Windows key and the letter w) to bring up the Settings Search menu, then type power.

2. Click Change what the power buttons do.

3. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.

4. Scroll down to the bottom of that window to find the "Shutdown settings" section.

5. Click the box next to Hibernate to enable the option.

6. Click Save changes."

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