If you have installed windows 8, you probably might have noticed that there is no option for hibernate neither in the power menu nor in the traditional ALT + F4 way to shutdown the PC . This was the same case even in its previous version windows 7 where I covered a post on how to enable hibernate option in windows 7 and this time it is not windows 7 and it is not the traditional start menu in windows.
Hybrid Shut Down :
Windows has enabled new feature to Windows 8 where it hybrid shutdowns instead of proper shutdown to boot the OS faster during the start up. Hybrid Shutdown is a process in which the operating system loads its essential processes and services to start the operating system onto a disk. It is kind of partial hibernation where essential processes and services are only stored onto the disk.
So, you are partially hibernating even when you are clicking on shutdown on your PC. To perform your PC to shutdown completely ( increased boot load time ) then you can the options in
powercfg.cpl > change what the power buttons do > Turn on fast start up
How to Enable Hibernate Option :
1. Open your run box and type “powercfg.cpl”
2. It will bring up the Power Configuration settings menu , Select on “Change what the power buttons do” option from the left left side.
3. Now click on the option which says “Change the settings that are currently unavailable” and check the “hibernate” button which is available under shutdown settings and save changes once you are done.
4. Now you must be able to see the “Hibernate” option in your power options to shutdown.
That is all, hope you got what you are looking for.
Thanks for reading.