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    I am running Windows 7 Professional from a 120gb SSD. I also have 12mb of memory. The pagefile is 12.5gb and the hiberfil is 9gb. Windows doesn't know what the hiberfil.sys file is in help.
    Question: Can I turn off the pagefile on C: without hurting performance. My WD 500gb has it off.
    Question: Does anyone know what hiberfil.sys is?

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    this should help you its the windows hibernation file

    http://www.windows7hacker.com/index....d-drive-space/

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    personally i don't ever use pagefile. and i have 4gb of ram. everything works fine for me.
    and yeah, hiberfil is for hibernation. to remove it open cmd.exe and run "powercfg -h off"

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    fuflo, that's not an extrenal or internal windows command for windows 7 at least that's what it's telling me when I try it
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    Doctor_Death, you must run "cmd" as a administrator. On my 60G SSD I picked up 6gb when I ran it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    this should help you its the windows hibernation file

    http://www.windows7hacker.com/index....d-drive-space/

    Good article Vinny, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob2701 View Post
    Doctor_Death, you must run "cmd" as a administrator. On my 60G SSD I picked up 6gb when I ran it.

    Bob, I did run cmd first how else would it come up lol, I've been having problems with this OS ever since I installed it. It's supposed to be a legal key but MS is always asking for the Key Code every couple of months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Bob, I did run cmd first how else would it come up lol, I've been having problems with this OS ever since I installed it. It's supposed to be a legal key but MS is always asking for the Key Code every couple of months.

    What I mean is to right click on cmd and then click on "Run as Administrator"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob2701 View Post
    What I mean is to right click on cmd and then click on "Run as Administrator"

    Yep, thats the way to do it.

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    Powershell run as Administor worked fine removing hiberfil.sys.
    I am unable to remove the pagefile on the ssd. The message says the file is system controlled. I am leaving it alone, rather than spend time. That is unless I get bored.





    Last edited by ChuckR; 29-11-2010 at 12:19. Reason: Changed my profile with system info

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