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Move Pagefile.sys % Hiberfil.sys


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#1 jwmghf

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 06:08 PM

Hey guys:

I just loaded up Windows 7 64-bit onto a OCZ Revo 50gb drive. My Pagefile.sys is 11gb+. Also something called hiberfil.sys is 9gb+. I know when using XP, you could move the pagefile to another hdd. I am wondering if I can do the same with Windows 7? Also, if I can do you think it matters much if I put the pagefile.sys on an ide hd as apposed to an sata hdd?? (Either one of these 2 drives I would like to use will be used for nothing other than the pagefile.sys.)

I don't know what the hiberfil.sys is for, but I am wondering if I can also move that to a different hdd also??

Thanks

Edited by jwmghf, 12 March 2011 - 06:10 PM.


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Posted 12 March 2011 - 06:15 PM

1) Feel free to move the pagefile - same as other versions of Windows. It makes no difference where you put it. The speed of today's drives and processors make it irrelevant.

2) hiberfil.sys is hibernation. If you don't use it, disable it (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920730)

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 06:19 PM

hiberfil.sys is for the 'Hibernate' function in Windows 7. It is equal in size to your installed system RAM. I disabled mine because my system never sleeps or hibernates and I needed the space on my 60 GB SSD. My display turns off after 15 minutes but everything else is always ready to go.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15140/what-is-hiberfil.sys-and-how-do-i-delete-it/
The Paging file can be moved to a different drive. I placed mine on a separate partition on my backup drive. SATA is faster than IDE, so placing it on a SATA drive is better IMO.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 07:27 PM

Installing Windows 7 on 50GB drive is not really the best move.
You'll start scrambling for a free space pretty soon.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 07:32 PM

Thanks for the quick and excellent responses guys!!! I will move the pagefile.sys and disable the hiberfil.sys pronto!!!




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