Saturday, 1 January 2011

Disable hibernation in Windows 7

Great tutorial, short and sweet. Why would you want to disable hibernation? To save hard disk space. If your computer has 4 Gb of RAM, the system will create a 4 Gb file in order to be able to hibernate.

Therefore, you'd want to disable hibernation especially if you have a desktop computer and/or don't need to use the hibernation feature, which is mainly aimed at laptops.

In a nutshell, you just need to run the command prompt as administrator(AKA elevated command prompt, see screenshot at the end of this post) and type
powercfg -h off
and then press Enter. That's all, folks!

Right-click on the Command Prompt icon and left-click on "Run as administrator"

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