Some who are unfamiliar with hibernation mode may be curious why so many people miss the feature and want it back.
You’re probably familiar with sleep mode, which puts your computer into a low-power state that keeps the computer’s state in memory, allows you to start it back up very quickly.
Hibernation, as the name implies, is like the deep version of sleep mode. Instead of keeping the computer’s state in memory, though, hibernation mode writes the computer’s state to the hard drive. This allows it to turn off completely, using even less power than sleep mode. Back in the day, this was a bit of a performance hit–it would take longer to start your computer up and resume working. But with modern and speedy solid-state drives going into and out of hibernation is almost as snappy as sleep mode, so there are very few downsides.
Shutting down entirely means your laptop won’t run out of juice if you leave it asleep in your bag, which is great. (Or, if you put your computer in hibernation and lose power for a few days, you’ll still be able to resume working later.)
How to Enable Hibernation ModeReally i don't know why the hibernation option is disabled by default in Windows 8 and 10, but thankfully, enabling it is easy. If you would follow the steps below:
In Windows 8, you can press Windows+I to pull up the “Settings” menu, then select “Control Panel” and then “Power Options”.
Windows 10 users also press Windows+I, but instead select “System”, then “Power and Sleep” from the left hand navigation panel, and finally “Additional power settings” at the bottom of the Power and Sleep menu.
It’s far more efficient in both versions of Windows, however, to simply press WIN+R to pull up the run dialog box, type “powercfg.cpl”, and press enter.
Select “Choose what the power buttons down” from the left hand navigation panel.
At the top of the window, click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable” to enable the options we need to toggle.
Scroll to the bottom of the window and check “Hibernate: Show in Power menu.” and then click “Save changes”.
Now when you select the power options menu you’ll see “Hibernate”. Give it a click and Windows will save the memory to your hard disk, shut down completely, and wait for you to return to exactly where you left off.
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