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Hibernate button in windows 8 and Windows 8.1

By default Windows 8 and 8.1 shows Sign Out, Sleep, Shut Down and Restart button but Hibernate option is not available by default. In this guide we will enable Hibernate button.
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What is use Hibernate button in Windows 8 and 8.1?
Hibernate is a way to Shut Down your PC so that you can start or resume your activity exactly where you left off when you hibernate your PC.

So lets start,
To enable Hibernate Button, open Control Panel & navigate to Control Panel\System and Security\Power Options as shown in below screen shots,
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Click on theChange settings that are currently unavailable". then only you will be  able to make changes in the "Password protection on wakeup" and "Shutdown settings" sections.hibernate button in windows 8 05
After enabling Hibernate Click on Save Changes. Now Hibernate option will be available along with Shut down & Restart.hibernate button in windows 8 06
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Additionally you can Hibernate your machine by simply running Shutdown -h command. To Hibernate your PC using above command, press Win+R (i.e. open Run prompt) & enter Shutdown -h and press OK to Hibernate your PC.


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