Hibernation=disabled but "hiberfil.sys" still updated ?

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  1. pstein

    pstein Honorable Member

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    I disabled Hibernation in Win 7 a couple of weeks ago.
    I verfied this by viewing

    START--->Dropdown menu

    shows now "hibernate" entry.

    When I look now on C:\ then I can see

    - hiberfil.sys is still existing
    - hiberfil.sys is still updated (last modified date=today)

    How else can I check if hibernation is really, really disabled?

    When I disable Hibernation is hiberfil.sys automatically deleted?

    If not: Can I delete it manually?

    Peter
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Did you disable using the command prompt? Goto Windows system,, command prompt, run as administrator and enter the command:

    powercfg /hibernate off

    You may need to reboot afterwards but you should find the file deleted. If not you can delete it manually.
     
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    I use: powercfg -h off
     
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    ok - that should work - did you run the command prompt as administrator?
     
  5. pstein

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    Ok, it worked.

    But the curious thing is that "Hibernation" was NOT listed in START Button-Actions.
    This indicates normally "Hibernation=disabled".

    So it seems Hibernation was NOT disabled despite the mssing menu

    That's odd
     
  6. Joe S

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    In Windows 7 I think sleep was sometimes a hybrid combination between sleep and hibernate.
    Joe
     
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    I don't think so. Sleep works without the hiberfile.
     
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    Very interesting.
    The article describes that Sleep can be turned on (only ?) in BIOS:
    Does that mean that I can use that feature afterwards in Win7 but I have to enable it explicitely (as a second step)
    in windows like:

    powercfg -sleep on

    How can I enable hybrid sleep?
     

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