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Vista tip.. (turn off hibernate)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Steve R Jones, 2006/07/07.

  1. 2006/07/07
    Steve R Jones

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    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]
     
  2. 2006/08/26
    Arie

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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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    Hu?

    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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