Enable Hibernate on the Surface Pro 3 Shutdown Menu

Precision Support
Nov 8, 2014 · 2 min read

In my Surface Pro 3 Review I mentioned a couple of grievances about hibernation. One of them is that hibernation is supported but doesn’t show on the shutdown menu by default.

You can add hibernate to the power options menu by going into the group policy editor in windows and making a policy change. This type of change is not a dangerous operation so you don’t have to be worried about making it, like you would a registry settings change.

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To do this click the Start Button, then type “Run” to open the “Run” Dialog box. In the Run dialog box, type “gpedit.msc” and click OK.

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Expand Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> File Explorer and select the “Show hibernate in the power options menu” item. Double click and choose enable, then save.

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As an alternative, if you don’t want to go through these steps, you can force a hibernate by opening the run window and typing “shutdown /h” and clicking OK, but it’s much more convenient to see it on the shutdown menu.

by Michael Adamission


Originally published at https://www.precisioninfinity.com on November 8, 2014.

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