Windows 8 Consumer Preview with Metro UI is one of the best UI, operating systems has offered to consumers. However, vintage Windows consumers (Yeah, those one who are not using Windows 8 ) still missing a lot of features in Windows 8. One of them being Windows Key, while the other is Hibernate option.

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navigation to power options have become pretty difficult in Windows 8. You need to navigate to power option in system tray using Win+C then Settings and there you can find power options.

All hard work looks like waste when you see the only power options available are

  • Sleep
  • Shutdown
  • Restart


And there is no Hibernate option available.

To enable hibernate mode in power options, navigate to

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\System Settings

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Click on Change Settings that are currently unavailable. Once you click there Shutdown settings which were disabled becomes enabled,

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Check the checkbox for option Hibernate – Show in Power Menu and click Save Changes button.

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Now the hibernate option is enabled in Power Menu.

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