If you recently purchased a Windows 8 or 8.1 laptop, then you might feel problem to hibernate it. Because Windows 8 or Win 8.1 shows only Sleep, Restart and Shutdown buttons as power options. But, after reading this article, you will be able to add the Hibernate option to the power buttons.
Do you know what actually the difference between Sleep and Hibernate mode? Let me tell you! The Sleep mode keeps your session in the memory and puts computer in a low power state so that you can quickly resume working. On the other hand, Hibernate saves your session and turns off the computer and when you turn on computer, Windows will restore your session.
So, if you want to leave your computer for 1 or 2 hours, then you should hibernate it instead of sleep because in sleep mode it consumes more battery power.
In this article, I’m going to tell you how to add Hibernate mode option in Windows 8 or 8.1 power options or simply you will learn how to Hibernate your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 computer.
Learn: How To Hibernate Windows 8 or 8.1
Initially, when you search for Hibernate option in your Windows 8 PC, then you might think that it is lack of this feature, but it’s not true. You can Hibernate your Windows 8 or 8.1 very simply.
To do so, you need to enable Hibernate option to be shown in the power options so that you can hibernate your PC quickly.
Here, I compiled very simple and complete steps to learn how to hibernate your Windows 8 or 8.1 computer. Have a look on these steps very carefully:
- First of all, click on the battery indicator and then click on More power options.
- In the next screen click on Choose what the power button does.
- Now, click on Change Settings that are currently unavailable.
- Finally, check the Hibernate option to be added in the power options such as Shutdown, Sleep etc.
That’s all, the Hibernate option will be added to the menu of Windows 8 or Win 8.1 and after that you’ll be able to hibernate your Windows 8 or 8.1 PC very simply.
Now, after adding the hibernate option to the Windows 8 or 8.1 power options, you will have to right click on the start button in Windows 8 or 8.1 and move cursor to Shutdown and sign out and then select Hibernate as shown in the following picture.
So, I think this guide will be helpful for you to learn about hibernating your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 computer. Still if you feel any difficulty, let me know via comments!