Enable Hibernate Power Option In Windows 8, 8.1, 10

Windows has introduced Hibernate option and its disabled in Windows 8 and above from default. But you can re-enable it easily by doing some steps. Hibernate option is enabled in Windows 7 but in Windows 8 and above its not enabled. We don’t know why Microsoft disabled it in Windows 8 and above from default but they provided some settings in control panel so that we can re-enable it again.

What Is Hibernate Feature :-

This option was designed for laptops and might not be available for all PCs. (For example, PCs with InstantGo don’t have the hibernate option.) Hibernate uses less power than sleep and when you start up the PC again, you’re back to where you left off (though not as fast as sleep).

Use hibernation when you know that you won’t use your laptop or tablet for an extended period and won’t have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time. First check to see if this option is available on your PC and if it is, turn it on.

This feature is very useful for some people as they wants to continue their work from same state as they leaved it before shutting down their PC/Laptop.  This feature saves our temporary data somewhere else and re-calls it and computer boots up in same state.

Hibernate option can be re-enabled by following methods in Windows 8. Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Just follow the steps below in order to do that.

Step 1 :-

First of all open control panel. Press Win+R and type “Control Panel”

Step 2 :-

After this find “Power Options” in control panel or search for it. Open it and click on “Change Settings that are currently unavailable.

Enable Hibernate Power Option In Windows 8, 8.1, 10 - YouProgrammer
Enable Hibernate Power Option In Windows 8, 8.1, 10 – YouProgrammer


Step 3 :-

Clicking that option will unfreezes some options in that page and now you need to tick option “Hibernate” and this will enables Hibernate option. Click “Save Changes”.

Enable Hibernate Power Option In Windows 8, 8.1, 10 - YouProgrammer
Enable Hibernate Power Option In Windows 8, 8.1, 10 – YouProgrammer


This will then enables Hibernate option. Click on Power options and you can the see “Hibernate” option listed there.

Now you’ll be able to hibernate your PC in a few different ways:

  • For Windows 10, select the Start  button, and then select Power > Hibernate. You can also press the Windows logo key + X on your keyboard, and then select Shut down or sign out > Hibernate.
  • For Windows 8.1 / Windows RT 8.1, move your mouse to the lower left-hand corner of the screen and right-click the Start  button or press Windows logo key + X on your keyboard. Tap or click Shut down or sign out and choose Hibernate. Or, swipe in from the right edge of the screen and then tap Settings. (If you’re using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings.) Tap or click Power > Hibernate.
  • For Windows 7, click the Start button
    The Start button

    , click the arrow next to the Shut down button, and then click Hibernate.

Proper Way To Use Hibernate  Feature :-

Hibernate option saves your precious work while shutting down so that you can reboot again  into Windows in same state. But you should have patience while booting into Windows because some machine may take some time to reboot if you hibernate them. Also if you are writing articles in text editor etc. consider saving them as some old machines running Windows 8 or above might not be able to reboot after hibernate sometimes. Try hibernating your PC several times and check whether it boots up smoothly or not and then you can use this feature with no risk.


If devices connected to your PC (like monitors, printers, or scanners) aren’t working properly after waking up from sleep or hibernate, you might need to disconnect and reconnect your device or restart your PC. You should also make sure that you have the most current drivers for all of your devices.

Using above steps you are be able to Enable Hibernate Power Option In Windows 8, 8.1, 10

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