Slight changes in Power Options in Windows 8

Slight changes in Power Options in Windows 8

There are a few differences between the Power Options in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Let’s take a look at Windows 7 first – click to expand.


You can see that in Windows 7, we have the standard power shutdown and sleep button settings.

In addition, you can add more settings on wakeup (usually).

In Windows 8, there are a few more options.

Windows 8 Power Options

Windows 8 Power Options

In Windows 8, below the password protection radio buttons, there are a few more options.

  • Turn on fast startup – for faster startup after a system shutdown.
  • You can show Sleep and Hibernate options in the Power menu.
  • You can show the Lock option in the account picture menu.

These options reflect some of the newer GUI additions to Windows 8.

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems. In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (

  • Gerry Rivers

    Interesting, will these changes be apart of Windows 8 Release Preview in June?

    • Onuora Amobi

      They’re in there already.

  • ItachiCruz08

    is there any major changes of Windows 8 release preview? from Windows 8 consumer preview