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Old 7th July 2006   #1
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Vista tip.. (turn off hibernate)


save yourself a Gig of hard drive space by turning off hibernate (if you don't use it)... Vista doesn't have a method of turning it off via the GUI as previous versions did.

In a command prompt window.. [type] powercfg -h off [enter]

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According to the MSKB the command is now: powercfg.exe /hibernate off

You can use powercfg.exe /hibernate on to switch it back on.

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Just to clarify: both commands will work.

Note that not all systems may support hibernate. You can check your systems available sleep states by running the command powercfg /a from a command prompt.

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What I understand is when I go into Help and Support is this setting is only good until the next time you run Disk Clean Up.
Is this correct?

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Just a minor interjection here ... it should be noted that the preferred state of inactivity under Vista is Sleep, although Hibernation is still available as an advanced power plan.

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Originally Posted by mopar View Post
What I understand is when I go into Help and Support is this setting is only good until the next time you run Disk Clean Up.
Is this correct?
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If you want hibernate to be enabled, just make sure that Hibernation File Cleaner is un-selected (= default) when you run Disk Cleanup.

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