How to disable or enable hiberation in Windows 10

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So on my Desktop PC i don’t need to hibernate the pc as it’s fast enough from a cold boot, and as my SSD was getting a little full i decided to disable Hibernation freeing up nearly 12GB!

Some examples of how much space this can take up:

If you have 8GB of RAM then it would use 6GB of your harddrive.
If you have 16GB of RAM then it would use 12GB of your harddrive.

Windows allocates 75% of your computers installed RAM for hibernation!

It’s a bit more of a pain in the ass to do than previous versions of windows to disable but how i did it is below:

  1. Right click on the start button and choose Command Promt (Admin)
  2. In the Command Prompt window type the following:
    powercfg.exe /hibernate off
  3. press the Enter key

If you need to turn it back on then do as follows:

  1. Right click on the start button and choose Command Prompt (Admin)
  2. In the Command Prompt window type the following:
    powercfg.exe /hibernate on
  3. press the Enter key

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