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

pstein

Extraordinary Member
#1
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
 


patcooke

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#2
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.
 


whs

Extraordinary Member
#3
I use: powercfg -h off
 


patcooke

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#4
ok - that should work - did you run the command prompt as administrator?
 


pstein

Extraordinary Member
#5
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
 


Joe S

Excellent Member
#6
In Windows 7 I think sleep was sometimes a hybrid combination between sleep and hibernate.
Joe
 


whs

Extraordinary Member
#7
In Windows 7 I think sleep was sometimes a hybrid combination between sleep and hibernate.
Joe
I don't think so. Sleep works without the hiberfile.
 


pstein

Extraordinary Member
#9
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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