How To > How to Enable Hibernation in Windows 8.1

How to Enable Hibernation in Windows 8.1

2015-04-15

by

Follow @
Summary
Hibernate mode saves all of your open documents and running applications to your hard disk and shuts your Laptop. But hibernation is enabled in Windows 8.1 by default. In this article, I will show you how to enable hibernation and schedule hibernation.
Wise Auto Shutdown
Windows自动关机/重启/休眠工具
操作简单、小巧实用的Windows定时工具,支持关机、休眠、重启、注销操作,支持绿色免安装!


This article guides you to enable Hibernation on your windows 8&8.1 Laptop.


What is Hibernation?

Hibernate is a process or service available in “Windows Operating Systems”. Hibernate mode saves all of your open documents and running applications to your hard disk and shuts your Laptop.


In simple terms, Hibernate mode will consume zero power and shuts down your system by saving any opened documents and running applications and resume the same once powered up.


It is advised to use this style, only if you won’t be using your Laptop for an extended period of time.


This guide gives you the procedure to enable Hibernation on your Windows 8.1 powered Laptop:


Step 1: Open ‘Control Panel’ and choose ‘All control panel items’


step1.png

 

Step 2: Clicking “Power Options” will convey you to the control panel. Now click on “Choose what the power button do” on the left hand side of the control panel window.


step2.png

 

Step 3: After which you will be able to see three options: 1. When I press the power button. 2. When I press the sleep button. 3. When I close the lid. Here you can select which option you want to make it as Hibernate.

Like a guess, based on your option you will be able to use Hibernation mode either by closing the lid or by pressing the power button.


step3.png

 

Step 4: Try to open some game or some application or some document and Hibernate, and then again boot up your device to assure all the applications or documents or games resumed.


step4.png

 

Alternatively, you can download Wise Auto Shutdown, there is also the hibernation option in it, but it is more like an extended function of hibernation, you can choose any time you want( like a specific time or daily) to hibernate the laptop. For example, you are downloading something, you can’t wait until the download finishes and then hibernate the laptop, or you leave the laptop music on when sleeping, then the timing hibernation comes real handy.


step401.png


Conclusion

Hibernation is one of the best options specially made for lazy people or busy people who even don’t have enough time to save their data before closing the Laptop.