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

    Power Options Menu - Add or Remove Sleep or Hibernate in Windows 8
    How to Add or Remove "Sleep" or "Hibernate" from Power Menu in Windows 8 and 8.1
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    How to Add or Remove "Sleep" or "Hibernate" from Power Menu in Windows 8 and 8.1


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    This will show you how to add or remove the Sleep or Hibernate option from all Power menus for all users in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

    You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

    warning   Warning
    You will not be able to add Sleep or Hibernate to the Power options menu if Windows 8 is running from a VHD file in a virtual machine.


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    Here's How:


    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Power Options icon.


    2. In the left pane of Power Options, click/tap on the Choose what the power buttons do link. (see screenshot below)


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    3.
    Click/tap on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link at the top. (see screenshot below)

    WARNING: If you completely disable UAC notification settings, then you might not have the Change settings that are currently unavailable link available, and the "Shutdown settings" would remain greyed out with no way of changing them until UAC is enabled to at least the default setting.

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    4. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.

    5.
    Under Shutdown settings, check or uncheck Sleep or Hibernate to add or remove them from the Power menu in the Settings (Windows+I) screen, then click on Save changes. (see screenshot below)

    NOTE: If the Shutdown settings are not listed, then you will need to close the System Settings window, enable hibernate, then start back at step 1 again.

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    6.
    When finished, you can close the Power Options window.



    That's it,
    Shawn


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    You might add a warning that if one completely disables UAC, one might not get the Change settings that are currently unavailable, and the options would be greyed out with no way of changing them.

    Like I found out for:

    http://www.eightforums.com/windows-8...html#post26183


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    Thank you Aaron. Warning added. I hope that will be addressed by the time of the RTM release.
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    hmm i dont have the "Show Hibernate" Option..
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    Hello MadeOke,

    Double check to make sure that you have hibernate enabled to see if you may afterwards.

    Hibernate - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello MadeOke,
    Double check to make sure that you have hibernate enabled to see if you may afterwards.
    Hibernate - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    this what i got :
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    MadeOke,

    It looks like either your system does not support hibernation, or you do not have hibernation (S3) enabled in the "Power Management" section of your BIOS setttings.

    Could you update your system specs to show what brand and model of motherboard or computer you have? This way we will be able to look up to see what it says about it, and what settings you may be able to set for it.

    In the mean time, you could use the tutorial below to help see what sleep states are available for your system.

    Sleep States - See Available Sleep States - Windows 7 Forums
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    Hi Brink,
    i have updated my system specs
    but on W7 hibernate works normal
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    MadeOke,

    Do you have Windows 8 installed on the laptop itself dual booting with Windows 7, or in a virtual machine running in Windows 7?

    What sleep states were reported as available while in Windows 8?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    MadeOke,

    Do you have Windows 8 installed on the laptop itself dual booting with Windows 7, or in a virtual machine running in Windows 7?

    What sleep states were reported as available while in Windows 8?
    Dual Booting W7 and WDP (WDP on vhd)

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    Dual Botting Win7 and W8DP (Windows 8 on VHD)
    [QUOTE]Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.8102]
    (c) 2011 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\Users\madeoke>powercfg -a
    The following sleep states are available on this system:
        Standby (S3)
    
    The following sleep states are not available on this system:
        Standby (S1)
            The system firmware does not support this standby state.
    
        Standby (S2)
            The system firmware does not support this standby state.
    
        Hibernate
            An internal system component has disabled hibernation.
    
        Standby (Connected)
            The system firmware does not support this standby state.
    
        Hybrid Sleep
            Hibernation is not available.
    
        Hybrid Boot
            Hibernation is not available.
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