Yesterday, I got my new laptop running Windows 8.1 Enterprise. It’s a great improvement over my 4 year old first gen Core i5 system, and I’m sure it will be a wonderful system. My problem came at the end of the day when it was time to power down for the night.
So, I right clicked on the Start button, selected Shut down or sign out, and there it was not. No Hibernate option. This would not do.
Luckily, it’s a quick fix to get this option back.
- Go to the Control panel.
- Select Power Options.
- On the left side, click Choose what the power buttons do.
- Near the top, click the link “Change settings that are currently unavailable”. A new section “Shutdown Settings” should now appear at the bottom of the page. Scroll down if you do not see it.
- Click the checkbox next to Hibernate to have it appear in the power menu. I also unchecked Sleep, as I personally don’t use sleep.
- Save your changes and check out the power menu:
There you have it. Just a quick change restored my go-to shutdown option for laptops was restored.