Reduce Hibernate File Size in Windows 7

Windows 7 is one of the best operating systems released by Microsoft. But if you just installed Windows 7 on your computer, you might have noticed that hibernation is disabled by default in Windows 7. But if you want to enable it, follow the guide we posted earlier. Now, as most of us know that it stores all the hibernation information in the hard disk which can be really large in size.

You may want to reduce the size of hibernate file in order to free disk space. So, if you can reduce the size of hibernate file in Windows 7 by following the simple guide below:

  1. Open Command Prompt by typing CMD, right click and select Run As Administrator.


  1. In Command Prompt, type the following line

Powercfg –h –size percentsize

Percentsize refers to the percentage value so replace it with a value for instance, 70% but remember that the file size cannot be smaller than 50%


  1. And you are done.

Do let us know which operating system you are using? Are you using the Hibernate feature of your Operating system?

One Comment

Sahil June 9, 2010

does this feature work in windows xp?