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Hibernate option missing in XP shutdown menu

Hibernate feature allows us to save the current session when we are going to switch off the computer. We can start with the same state of the session when we switch on the computer again. On Windows XP you can hibernate a computer by clicking on the shutdown menu and then selecting ‘hibernate‘ option from the list and then click OK. If you do not see hibernate option in the shutdown menu you can enable it by doing the following steps.

  • Open power properties window from Control Panel -> Power options. (You can open the same by running powercfg.cpl from Run window).
  • Select Hibernate tab
  • Select the check button ‘Enable hibernation

  • Click on Apply and close the window. Now you can see hibernate option in the shutdown menu. Feel free to write in the comments section below if you see any issues.

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