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Windows 7: Win7 Memory hog pagefile and hiberfil?

30 Oct 2010   #1
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 
Win7 Memory hog pagefile and hiberfil?

Hey guys i just recently installed windows 7 bootcamp on my new macbook pro, the hard drive isnt bit (100gb) so i notice right away when a nice chunk of my memory is gone, 4gb to pagefile.sys and 3gb to hiberfil.sys, do i need them can i delete it?

thanks.


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30 Oct 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hastyle View Post
Hey guys i just recently installed windows 7 bootcamp on my new macbook pro, the hard drive isnt bit (100gb) so i notice right away when a nice chunk of my memory is gone, 4gb to pagefile.sys and 3gb to hiberfil.sys, do i need them can i delete it?

thanks.
Cant delete either hyberfil.sys is used to sleep and resume, page file is used when demand exceeds the avail memory.


You can minimize both if really needed.

Ken
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30 Oct 2010   #3
Nid

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I'll have to disagree with Ken on deleting hiberfil.sys. You can if you don't want your computer to hibernate. Sleep is suspends to RAM not HDD.

To safely delete hiberfil.sys go to Start menu, type “cmd” open up command prompt and the type powercfg.exe -h off.

Just make sure you are an Administrator.

For pagefile I would leave it alone since you only have 2GB of RAM.
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01 Nov 2010   #4
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

tried deleting it wont allow me to, say i dont have permission but my account is an admin acc. I have 4gb of ram, what does pagefile do?

thanks.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nid View Post
I'll have to disagree with Ken on deleting hiberfil.sys. You can if you don't want your computer to hibernate. Sleep is suspends to RAM not HDD.

To safely delete hiberfil.sys go to Start menu, type “cmd” open up command prompt and the type powercfg.exe -h off.

Just make sure you are an Administrator.

For pagefile I would leave it alone since you only have 2GB of RAM.
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01 Nov 2010   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hastyle View Post
tried deleting it wont allow me to, say i dont have permission but my account is an admin acc. I have 4gb of ram, what does pagefile do?

thanks.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nid View Post
I'll have to disagree with Ken on deleting hiberfil.sys. You can if you don't want your computer to hibernate. Sleep is suspends to RAM not HDD.

To safely delete hiberfil.sys go to Start menu, type “cmd” open up command prompt and the type powercfg.exe -h off.

Just make sure you are an Administrator.

For pagefile I would leave it alone since you only have 2GB of RAM.
Run cmd as admin, then run the powercfg command.

Elevated Command Prompt

Hibernate - Enable or Disable

Pagefile is a part of the hard disk that supplements RAM, when required.
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01 Nov 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Use Bill2's post to turn hibernate off.
On you next reboot, the hibernate file will be gone.

I do not use hibernate. I do not use sleep. My shutdowns and startups are quick.

Leave the Pagefile size alone. Microsoft finally got pagefile managment down to a fine science and they size and allocation are that which is deemed best for your system.

Back in the XP days, MS wasn't too intelligent regarding size of the pagefile but don't listen to any of these supposed experts who will advise you everything from zero to half of your drive.
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01 Nov 2010   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

hastyle,

Just a comment on your 100 GB. For the majority of people, but not all, that is plenty.

My workhorse computer is my Toshiba laptop.

I'm including a map of the SSD (solid state drive) in the laptop
Win7 Memory hog pagefile and hiberfil?-mytoshibalaptopdiskpartitions.png


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01 Nov 2010   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hastyle,

I would also like to mention the most popular program for cleaning up junk.

This program is the number one program in this category and by an unbelievable margin. This program is probably used by all of us here.
CCleaner
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01 Nov 2010   #9
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

i do a lot of 3d design and video editing, so i need everything.

Got it removed, thank you guys.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
hastyle,

Just a comment on your 100 GB. For the majority of people, but not all, that is plenty.

My workhorse computer is my Toshiba laptop.

I'm including a map of the SSD (solid state drive) in the laptop
Attachment 109872
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01 Nov 2010   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Glad that we could be of assistance and enjoy your Win 7.
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