Lot of Things Changed in Windows 8 as Compared to Windows 7, Start Screen Was One of the Addition to Windows 8, Have a look at 5 Ways to Customize Windows 8 Start screen
, And Couple of things have Even Disappeared From Windows 8 like Start Button and Hibernate Option. Probably the Reason Microsoft Disabled Hibernate option is Because Windows 8 Boots up and Shuts down Faster then The Older Versions. But if you Wish to Enable Hibernate In Windows 8 then Continue Reading.
What is Hibernate ?
Before Moving Forward let us have a Short Explaination About What Hibernate actually is.
Hibernation is powering down a computer while retaining its state. Upon hibernation, the computer saves the contents of its random access memory (RAM) to a hard disk or other non-volatile storage. Upon resumption, the computer is exactly as it was upon entering hibernation. When used to save power, hibernation is similar to sleep mode and saves more power at the cost of slower resumption.
Brief Explanation On Wiki
Steps To Enable Hibernate In Windows 8
Hibernate Option is Actually Hidden in Windows 8, We Can easily Unhide it and Enable it. Just Follow The Below Simple Steps to Enable Hibernate In Windows 8
Step 1: Press Win + W key ie: Windows key and “W” key to open up Setting search menu. Then Type “Power” , Windows will Show you Few Results, You have to Click on “Power Option”
Step 2: Now From the Left Pane, Click on Choose What the Power Button do.
Step 3: Then on Next Screen Click on Change Settings that are currently Unavailable.
Step 4: Now Scroll Down to “Shutdown Settings” Section, and Check Hibernate box to Enable it and Click on Save Changes.
Step 5: Everything is done, Now next time whenever you need to Hibernate your PC, just Move your Mouse pointer to right corner of your screen to Show up Charm screen, Click on Setting> Power.
You will notice Hibernate Option added there. So in this Tutorial we Saw What Hibernate is and how to Enable Hibernate In Windows 8, Hope this Helps you .