The Hibernate option is missing on my Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1 tablet. It's neither in the Settings Charm (Power menu) nor in the Desktop Win+X menu.

Hibernation itself is enabled with powercfg.exe /h on and it actually works if invoked manually via shutdown.exe /h.

There is no Hibernate option available in Control Panel:

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How do I get this option listed?

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    Is powercfg.exe /h on a replacement to tekrevue.com/tip/… – ta.speot.is Jun 5 '14 at 7:52
  • No, it is not a replacement. Powercfg has to be done first, then those UI manipulations. It my case, there's still no Hibernate option in that list in the Control Panel. – noseratio Jun 5 '14 at 7:54
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    Try shutdown /h – phuclv Jun 5 '14 at 8:26
  • sorry, I just misread that part – phuclv Jun 5 '14 at 8:52
  • askvg.com/… – Nipuna Jan 3 '15 at 16:49

Solved it. The following .REG file enables the Hibernate option for Charm and Win+X menus:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


It's still not listed in Control Panel, but I don't care anymore.

Updated, on another machine I also had to use this .REG file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


And to run this:

powercfg.exe /h on 
powercfg /h /type full

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