Disable Hibernation on Windows to speed up your pc

Having Windows hibernation on is a big killer due to the Hiberfil.sys file.

The hiberfil.sys is a hidden system file located in the root folder of the drive where Windows is installed. The file is typically the size of the RAM on your computer.

Disable Hibernation

To disable hibernation open command prompt and type the following: ensure to Run as Administrator

powercfg.exe /hibernate off

Done! The file is automatically deleted and hibernation mode is now unavailable.

Enable Hibernation

Incase you change your mind you can turn it on with the following command:

powercfg.exe /hibernate on