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Post by LeslieG on Tue 4 May 2010 - 17:24

Save valuable disk space by deleting the hibernation file

Windows hibernation allows you to save the state of Windows when you turn your PC off, meaning that when you switch back on you’ll have all of the same applications and documents open as when you closed down. Windows does this by saving the contents of your system RAM to your hard disk, which can take up several gigabytes of disk space. This space is reserved even if you never use hibernation, which means that a large chunk of valuable hard disk space is being wasted. If you don’t use hibernation, you can safely recover this wasted space as follows:

Windows 7/Vista
1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
2. At the command prompt type: powercfg -h off and press [Enter].
3. The hibernation file will be deleted, and the hibernation option will be removed from the Shutdown menu. To get the option back, repeat the above steps with the command: powercfg –h on

Windows XP
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Power Options.
2. Click the Hibernate tab, then untick Enable hibernation.
3. Click OK.
4. Open Windows Explorer, and navigate to the C drive.
5. Click on hiberfil.sys and then hold down the [Shift] key and press [Delete].
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Re: Save valuable disc Space

Post by SavageNFS on Tue 4 May 2010 - 23:12

Thanks for the tip...
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