Hibernate’s a good way to ensure your PC uses as little power as possible between uses. If you want to quickly place, your PC (in my case, my Surface Pro 3) into the lowest power utilization mode possible without having to close your running applications & otherwise losing your desktop’s state, this how you can enable Hibernate:.
- Click the START menu & type “Control Panel” & hit ENTER. Select “Power Options” and a dialog box will appear.
- Click “Choose what the power button does” in the left hand column of the Power Options dialog box. The “System Settings” menu will apear.
- Click “Change settings that are currently unavailable” near the top, then scroll down the window below to reveal “Shutdown settings”.
- Check the box labeled, “Hibernate – Show in Power Menu”.
- The next time you click the START button and click “Power”, Hibernate will now show up as an option.
- OPTIONAL: You can set the Power button to immediately go to Hibernate.
- OPTIONAL: If you own a Surface Pro, you may want to also disable the Surface keyboard’s ability to wake the device. See the following blog post: