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Dec 18 2009   5:51AM GMT

Windows 7 and Hiberfil.sys



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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Windows 7

We all know what its for, and we all don’t care… sure let a PC go to sleep, but hibernation? I don’t care. Here is a quick and easy way to get rid of the 3-4GB file.

  • Go to Start menu, type “cmd” open up command prompt
    • Type “powercfg.exe -h off” [make sure you are an Administrator]
    • ENTER
    • Type “exit”
    • ENTER
  • Restart your PC and you’ll be good to go!

After restarting that file should be gone, defrag your hard disk to reclaim the unused space.

-NS

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