If there is one thing I do not get about Windows 8.1 / Windows 8, is that Hibernation mode is not automatically enabled – this feature may become irrelevant soon, but I often use Hibernate – it is basically my “shut down the laptop and keep your current work open for days”. Anyway, I thought I should make this tiny post on how to enable the hibernation mode for Windows 8 / Windows 8.1

The first step is for you to go to the control panel. On Windows 8.1, you can easily do so by pressing the Windows Key + S to open up the search feature, and type in “Control Panel”

Press the Windows Key + S Key to open up the search feature, then type in "Control Panel"
Press the Windows Key + S Key to open up the search feature, then type in “Control Panel”

Once you have opened up the Control Panel, Click on the Hardware and Sound Section (or link), and then find the “Power Options” section. From there, click on the “Change what the Power buttons do” link.

Control Panel - Hardware and Sound. Click on the "Change what the power buttons do" link
Control Panel – Hardware and Sound. Click on the “Change what the power buttons do” link

You will now be presented with System Settings. From there, at the top you will see a link named “Change Settings that are Currently Unavailable”. You will need administrative rights to perform this action. Click this link, and then tick the “Hibernate” check box (this check box will only be active after clicking the “Change Settings that are Currently Unavailable” link.

Select The "Change settings that are not available link" and then select the "Hibernate" link and then select the apply button
Select The “Change settings that are not available link” and then select the “Hibernate” link and then select the apply button

Now, click the apply button and now, you should have the “Hibernate” option! 🙂