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- Feb 19, 2012
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Enable Hibernation + Add to Power Option Menu
Enable Hibernation and Add as Power Option
→ Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 - Bring up the Power User menu (press WIN + X keys); select "Power Options"
→ Windows 10 - Bring up the Power User menu (press WIN + X keys); select "Power Options"
Select "Choose what the power buttons do"
Click on "Change settings that are currently unavailable" (UAC screen may appear)
Scroll to bottom of the screen - check the box next to Hibernation; Click "Save Changes"
In a hurry and just want to place your system into hibernation?
You can do so very easily and quickly via the command prompt (CMD) -
Bring up an Admin CMD prompt and type/paste -
Additional Information from Microsoft
▫ How to disable and re-enable hibernation on a computer that is running Windows
▫ Shut down (turn off), sleep, or hibernate your PC - Windows Help
▫ Sleep and hibernation: frequently asked questions
▫ What happened to standby and hibernate?
▫ Windows 8 desktop wakes up unexpectedly from sleep or hibernation
▫ How do I enable hibernation on my Windows Vista-based computer?