One of the best features in Windows has been the ability to hibernate your PC and then log back in to the same state later on. However, the hibernate option is not traditionally available in Windows 8 and requires users to enable it.
If you are looking to enable the Hibernate option in Windows 8, you can follow the steps given below and you’ll see the Hibernate option in the power options for Windows 8.
Step 1: Bring up the power options in Control panel by searching Windows 8 for “Power Options” and selecting it under the settings. Alternatively, you can also use the shortcut combination “Windows + I” and then select Control Panel from the list and search for “Power Options”.
Step 2: In the Power Options window, click on the link which says “Choose what the power buttons do” and then click on the link which says “Change settings that are currently unavailable”.
Step 3: Now scroll down till you see the “Shutdown settings” and then select the checkbox next to “Hibernate” and save your changes. Once you have made that change you will start seeing the Hibernate option when you try to shutdown, restart or sleep Windows 8.
That’s it, you can now put your Windows 8 PC into Hibernate mode instead of shutting it down.