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How do I put my laptop into hibernation?

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    So, you're saying you now have the change settings link there now? Probably the User account control.

    Does this solve your intial problem? If so, mark the thread "Solved" at the top of the thread.

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    Well, yes the initial problem is solved, but now a much bigger problem has arisen. I tried hibernation on my laptop and it is not able to come out of it without hanging on the screen that says "Windows Developer Preview" (before the new BCD menu comes up). The animation does not play. I tried running bootrec.exe and fixing the mbr etc. Nothing. I tried disabled hybrid boot. Nothing. I guess this is one of those wrinkles that they will hopefully fix in the next build.

    (Also, as a side note, my laptop froze yet again while typing this. It only seems to freeze on my laptop. I can leave my desktop running all day without the problem.)
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    Perhaps that's why it's not selected by default...just a thought.
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    Well, if it isn't fixed in the next build, I'll create a thread dedicated to the specific problem.
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  5. #15


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    This is an easy one


    Freelancer, all you need to do is go into control panels, then to power options, and tick the box mark "Hibernate", and set the
    time you want to wait before your system goes into hibernation. NOW remembering that is in the "Advance" section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freelancer91 View Post
    One thing I noticed about Windows 8 is that there doesn't seem to be an obvious way to put my laptop into hibernation. For clarification, this means that that everything that is loaded into the RAM is written to a file on the HDD. The device then fully powers down. Upon pressing the power button again, the device will resume, similar to the way it does in sleep mode, but without have the power drain associated with storing the windows session in the volatile memory.

    I went into the power settings and enabled hybrid sleep for both plugged in and on battery, but when I clicking on the power option in settings (by using the shortcut Win + I or by moving your mouse to the bottom left corner of the screen) there is only an option to put it into sleep mode. I know that it isn't doing hibernation because when it goes into hibernation, you must press the power button to bring it out of hibernation. I want it this way to reduce battery drain and to prevent accidental resuming if the laptop somehow opens while in my backpack...
    Last edited by Mike Lonewolf; 25 Mar 2012 at 18:24.
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    I "Enabled" "Hibernate" in gpedit, went to "Change unavailable settings" and hibernate is still missing... all I have are "Sleep: and "Lock".
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    Click on Change Advanced Power settings
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    Click on Change Advanced Power settings
    Hibernate is not available and I did reboot. Another setting that I discovered missing is "Delete power plan"; I created a custom and had to delete if in the registry.
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    I just close the lid!!
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  10. #20


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    Finally found the answer here: How To Enable Hibernate Mode in Windows 8

    Question now is: Why can't I change the setting for hibernate when plugged in - it is disabled????
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