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Power Options Menu - Add or Remove Sleep or Hibernate in Windows 8

  1. #11


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    MadeOke,

    See if running a sfc /scannow command may help.

    In addition, check at the registry (regedit) location below to see if you have a HibernateEnabled DWORD value set to 1 in the right pane of the Power key.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power

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  2. #12


    Posts : 46
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32 Windows 8 CP x32


    This will not work if w8 installed on VHD
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  3. #13


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello MakeOke,

    It will not work in a virtual machine.

    Did you create the VHD and install Windows 7 at boot using the same method in the tutorial below? I think it will work with this method instead.

    Windows 8 VHD - Create at Boot to Dual Boot with
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  4. #14


    Posts : 46
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32 Windows 8 CP x32


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello MakeOke,

    It will not work in a virtual machine.

    Did you create the VHD and install Windows 7 at boot using the same method in the tutorial below? I think it will work with this method instead.

    Windows 8 VHD - Create at Boot to Dual Boot with
    install w8 on VHD : no hibernate
    install w8 normally : hibernate enable
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  5. #15


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, hibernate will not be available in a VM or VHD. Thank you for posting back.
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  6. #16


    This thread saved me a lot of time. I couldn't figure out how to get to the greyed out 'require a password from sleep' item. I NEVER would have thought to ENABLE UAC in order to get it to work. MS is weird.
    Thanks!
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  7. #17


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad it could help sl2222.
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  8. #18


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Quick question,

    If you remove 'sleep' from the menu, does this also remove the ability to sleep when the computer is idle for a time?
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  9. #19


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Dusty,

    Nope. Removing "Sleep" from the menu doesn't affect the computer from being able to go to sleep when set to do so.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 185
    W10 Pro/W8.1 Pro/ W7 Ult


    I have no "Sleep" option problem and followed the instructions but after the step 3 I got the following which is different from that shown in the instructions. What could be wrong with my W8.1?
    Click image for larger version
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