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Windows 7: disable hibernation mode

27 Mar 2012   #1
jimlau

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
disable hibernation mode

by doing this, how much hard drive space will it save? i have windows 7 64-bit pro. and does the change keep until i change it back?

thanks.


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27 Mar 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Jim,

By default in Windows 7, the size of the hidden protected OS hibernation file (C:\hiberfil.sys) is 75% of the total amount of installed RAM on your computer when hibernate is enabled. When hibernate is disabled, the space is available (free) until enabled again.

Hibernate - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Mar 2012   #3
jimlau

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

thanks. i have 8gb ram, so that's 6gb saved by my math. are there any other ways to reduce the amount of hard disk drive used for windows 7 pro? i don't recall being given options on things unnecessary, but maybe i missed it.
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27 Mar 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

You're welcome. Certainly. I have a few ways listed in the tutorial below to help.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover
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