How to disable Hibernate (and Delete hiberfil.sys) in Windows 10, 8, 7, or Vista

PCs with this option don’t have the hibernate hiberfil.sys file…

How to disable hibernation?

You’ll need to open an administrator mode command prompt by right-clicking on the command prompt in the start menu.
Choosing Run as Administrator.
Once you’re there, type in the following command:
In the elevated command prompt, copy and paste the command below, and press Enter.

powercfg -h off

More details about hibernate

By default, the size of the hidden protected OS “C:\hiberfil.sys” file is 75% of the total amount of RAM installed on your computer.
If you disable hibernate, fast startup will also get disabled.
If you disable hibernate, hibernate will no longer show in the Power menu.

Tom Sapletta

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I connect the expiriences with new ideas. I have been passionate about computers and programming for 10 years. My first (micro) computer was ZX-Spectrum and the programming language was Basic. Since 2010, I have been programming professionally, objectively and functionally in monolithic and micro-service architectures. I am currently creating an ecosystem architecture at API foundation.