1.    18 Jun 2017 #1
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    Change disk used for hibernation (for contents of RAM)


    I'd like to change the disk which my PC uses to store the contents of RAM during hibernation. I'd like to save wear and tear on my main SSD and transfer it to my older, smaller SSD. Thanks!
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  2.    18 Jun 2017 #2
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    Not possible.
    For technical reasons the hiberfil.sys file must be on the Windows drive.
    There is no provision to change this.
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  3.    18 Jun 2017 #3
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    Oh okay, thanks.
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  4.    18 Jun 2017 #4
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    Windows 10

    Q: Are you using a desktop PC or a laptop?
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  5.    18 Jun 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by margrave55 View Post
    Q: Are you using a desktop PC or a laptop?
    A desktop PC.
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  6.    18 Jun 2017 #6
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    In that case there's no need for hibernation. That's meant for laptops.

    Use sleep mode instead. There will be no need for a hibernate file at all.

    Now the question is ... how do you disable hibernation on Windows 10?

    I disabled it on Windows 7, but I've not tried to on Windows 10. Does anybody know how?
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  7.    18 Jun 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by margrave55 View Post
    Now the question is ... how do you disable hibernation on Windows 10?

    I disabled it on Windows 7, but I've not tried to on Windows 10. Does anybody know how?
    This works the same in W10 as in W7. In an elevated command prompt type:

    POWERCFG /HIBERNATE OFF

    That will also disable fast start up. If you wish to disable hibernation but retain fast start up use:

    POWERCFG /HIBERNATE /TYPE REDUCED
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  8.    18 Jun 2017 #8
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    It's not "meant for laptops". Hibernation uses less power than sleep so I will continue to hibernate when I'm not using my PC for hours at a time.
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