Show Hibernate in Power Button options in Windows 8

In Windows 8, by default, the Hibernate option is not activated in the Power Button options. Users may notice that there is no hibernate option in Windows 8. The default options available are Shutdown, Restart, and Sleep. I am sure many of us, who use PC’s a lot and have multiple programs open all the time, miss the Hibernate option.

You can enable or disable the Hibernate option in Windows, using a command or by using a Fix It. If you want to display the Hibernate option in the Power Buttons options, you can follow these steps.

Show Hibernate option in Windows 8

To display the Hibernate option in the Power button list, you need to follow these simple steps:

1. Go to All Control Panel items and open Power Options from the list of items.

2. Now under Power Options, select Chose what the power button does from the left pane list of options.

3. Now, click on Change settings that are currently unavailable to change the power settings mentioned there.

4. Check the Hibernate option available in the list and click on Save Changes button.

That’s it! The Hibernate option is now available in the list of Power Button options.

This of course applies to Windows 7 too – but they can check this post too.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Magua

    i accidentally disabled my hibernation and now it doesn’t show up at the list of power button options how do i get to enable it once again?

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