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How to hibernate Windows 8

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How to hibernate Windows 8: Also thanks to my advice, you managed to install Windows 8 on your PC. You feel comfortable with the new Microsoft operating system but there are still some small things that do not convince you, for example the absence of the hibernation in the system shutdown menu.

In reality it is not a shortcoming. Even Windows 8, like its predecessors, allows you to shut down your computer completely and then resume the work session from where you left it but you need to activate the option to hibernate the PC from the control panel. How? Read this guide on how to hibernate Windows 8 and you will find out.

If you want to find out how to hibernate Windows 8, the first step you need to take is to go to the Start Screen Windows (by pressing the key Win of the keyboard) and search within the latter for the term power.

Then select the item Settings from the right sidebar to limit the search to the control panel and click on the button Change behavior of power buttons.

In the window that opens, click on the item Change the currently unavailable settings to make the locked options for security reasons editable and scroll down the page. Finally, put the check mark next to the entry Hibernation and click on the button Save changes to save the settings.

Mission accomplished! Now you can hibernate Windows 8 simply by calling the system shutdown menu. Then position the mouse pointer in the upper or lower right corner of the screen, click on the button stops and select the item Hibernation from the menu that appears.

The computer will save the work session, documents and programs open on the hard disk and will shutdown completely. The next time you turn on, you can resume your work session from where you left it without having to reopen even a window.