How to re-enable hibernation in Windows 8 or Windows 10
If you are using Windows 8 or Windows 10 you might have noticed that in the power settings the option «hibernate» there is no default. If you want to get her back, then the recovery process will take only a few minutes.
So let’s first make sure that the power settings hibernate you do not. If you are running Windows 8.1, on the keyboard press Win + I and in the appeared panel on the right, select «Off». Or right-click the mouse on the «start» button and on the shortcut menu, select «shutdown or logoff». If you have a «dozen», click «start» and then click «shutdown».
What do you see? Most likely, you see three options: «Hibernate», «shutdown» and «Restart».
I think I also would like to briefly talk about the similarities and differences between hibernate and sleep mode. The similarity is that both functions allow you to quickly suspend the system and resume it and start from where you left off. However, if staying in sleep mode, the computer suddenly runs out of power, you will lose changes to any open files that were not saved. When using hibernate this does not happen, because in this mode (unlike sleep) data is stored on the hard disk, not in RAM which is volatile.
Enable hibernate using command prompt
Let’s start with the most fast and simple way. Open a command prompt with administrator privileges, enter the command Powercfg /h on and press Enter. That’s all I had to do.
Enable hibernation in «power Management»
Press Win + I and select «control Panel» in the right menu (or click the right mouse button on the «start» button and select «power Control» to go directly where we need to go).
In control panel go to «System and security» and then in the category «power options» click on «customize your power buttons».
Now click on the link «Change settings that are currently unavailable».
Scroll down the options and activate the option «hibernate» and then click on the «Save changes».
Ready! The next time you open power settings, you will find there ready-to-use the option «hibernate».