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  1.    21 Mar 2017 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by brainvision View Post
    wow, 12 GB of hibernation file is huge, never tought it could get so big!
    You can set it's size to 'Reduced' but that only supports fast start, not full hibernation. With an SSD fast start doesn't make much difference anyway. For full hibernation the minimum size for hibefil.sys is 40% of the installed memory. Sithtiger's system specs say 32GB RAM - sounds about right.

    The pagefile will be a similar size, but for that you can set it to be on a different drive.
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  2.    21 Mar 2017 #12
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    Note that you can install programs on another drive if really necessary - e.g. large games programs.

    Also keep all personal data off your system drive as far as possible.
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  3.    22 Mar 2017 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Note that you can install programs on another drive if really necessary - e.g. large games programs.

    Also keep all personal data off your system drive as far as possible.
    Thanks, yeah, I should change that. I do like OneDrive as it saves to the cloud, but that's only 5 GB now isn't it? Can you change OneDrive to save from a different drive? Assuming it will only back up your Documents folder. I know you could create one on another folder, but can tell OneDrive to backup from a specific folder, or will it ONLY save from the Windows boot drive?
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  4.    22 Mar 2017 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    You can set it's size to 'Reduced' but that only supports fast start, not full hibernation. With an SSD fast start doesn't make much difference anyway. For full hibernation the minimum size for hibefil.sys is 40% of the installed memory. Sithtiger's system specs say 32GB RAM - sounds about right.

    The pagefile will be a similar size, but for that you can set it to be on a different drive.
    Oh, that's nice to know. How do you tell it to save to another drive? The Hibernation file that is?
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  5.    22 Mar 2017 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sithtiger View Post
    Oh, that's nice to know. How do you tell it to save to another drive? The Hibernation file that is?
    Sorry, it's just the Pagefile that can be put on another drive (or multiple drives). The hibernation file can't be moved, for good reason...

    ...it's another chicken-and-egg problem: to load the hibernation file, you need the file system driver, but the file system driver is in the hibernation file. If you keep the hibernation file in the root directory of the boot drive, the miniature file system driver can be used instead.
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...fidential.aspx
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