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win7 Permanently disable hibernation in Windows 7?

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I have a 64 GB SSD as my boot/Windows drive.

I use "powercfg -h off" to disable hibernation mode, which frees up 8 GB space.

Sometimes, I'll get as low as 2 GB free space and realise hiberfil.sys is back!

How can I permanently disable it?

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I have a 64 GB SSD as my boot/Windows drive.

I use "powercfg -h off" to disable hibernation mode, which frees up 8 GB space.

Sometimes, I'll get as low as 2 GB free space and realise hiberfil.sys is back!

How can I permanently disable it?

Control Panel->Power->Hard Disks->Change both settings to Never in your current plan or create a user-specific plan.

Works with all versions of Windows from XP forward.

(I do this tweak for two reasons - compensation for sucky Sleep/Hibernation issues in desktops, and to compensate for *green* HDDs.)

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Control Panel->Power->Hard Disks->Change both settings to Never in your current plan or create a user-specific plan.

Works with all versions of Windows from XP forward.

(I do this tweak for two reasons - compensation for sucky Sleep/Hibernation issues in desktops, and to compensate for *green* HDDs.)

Where should I be looking?

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'powercfg -h off' disables hibernation. Do you have a policy (group policy) that enables it?

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'powercfg -h off' disables hibernation. Do you have a policy (group policy) that enables it?

This is a home PC. I have never touched the policy editor.

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