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How to disable hibernation and save space on your ssd drive using Windows 8?

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Published on Jun 27, 2013

Hi my name is Roger Ahuja. With more and more machines shipping with SSD drives and SSD drives being smaller than traditional drives. I've found that people are running out of space on their SSD drive. So, I'm going to touch on a few techniques to free space on your SSD drive. This is one of several videos so be sure to check out my other videos if this particular technique doesn't help you.
Okay, so we're going to start by pulling up a command prompt and I'm going to right click on this and run as administrator and once that's opened, I'm going to the root directory by typing in cd backslash and then if you take a look if you do a dir space ah you will see a file here called hiberfil.sys Now this is taking up about 6 gigs of space. This file is used for storing your hibernation information for when your system goes into hibernation mode. So if we remove this file you're not going to be able to use hibernate mode. On a SSD drive, you're not going to see a big difference on bootup, but without this file when a traditional drive boots up your system will be a few seconds slower. So, to disable hibernation we're going to type in powercfg space forward slash h space off. And that turns off the hibernation mode. And then if I look again here at the files you'll see the hiberfil.sys is no longer there and I've gone from up here where I had approximately 8 gigs free to 15 gigs free and that's it.

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