Hiberfil.sys Size Increase After April Windows Updates

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Software' started by pagroundhog, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. pagroundhog

    pagroundhog New Member

    Apr 15, 2013
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    Hello all,

    After installing the April batch of Windows 8 Updates, I noticed there was a dramatic increase in my 60 GB SSD hard disk usage (almost a 5 GB increase right after the Updates). To cut to the quick, I determined that the updates had arbitrarily increased the size of my hiberfil.sys. To counteract that unnecessary increase (in my case), I made reference to this informational webpage and decreased the size of my hiberfil.sys to meet my specific needs:

    hiberfil.sys in Windows 8 and why you should never delete it by disabling hibernation | Next of Windows

    So, in my case, I set the "new" hiberfil.sys size to 40% of my RAM and I recovered over 3.5 GBs of hard disk space with no ill effects. Moreover, I am running a desktop computer so I have no need for a full-blown hibernation file; however, I do utilize the "fast-boot" feature which does use the hiberfile.sys to store fast boot recovery data (but it doesn't need all that "extended room" in my case).

    Anyway, this is just an FYI and my post is an informational only for those who noticed a major increase in hard disk usage and couldn't figure out what might have happened.
    #1 pagroundhog, Apr 15, 2013
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