This post is for those people who do not use the hibernation feature of their Windows 7 and want to get rid of the system thus saving space equivalent to their ram size. Well to enlighten our readers i would like to tell them the hibernation feature (when active) consumes hard disk space equivalent to the size of the ram e.g if i have 1GB ram in my system then i will be able to successfully free up 1 GB of my disk space.
Here are the steps for turning the feature off and saving their disk space :-
- Open up a elevated command prompt (running it as an administrator)
- In command prompt type this command powercfg -h off
- Hit the enter key and you are done (Hibernation is gone)
- If you want to turn it on someday then type this command in an elevated command prompt powercfg -h on
To check the result you can see the shut down tab in the start menu (no hibernation), you can also check your C drive’s empty space before and after the process.
P.S :- No difference will be found if the hibernation feature is already deactivated. Besides this there is an another method for the same task but this is easy and best suited. If you require the other method or any queries just drop in a comment.